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Opening Acts: December 15, 2014

Settlement Aimed at Making Rental Housing Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

Order Covers 4,500 apartments; Defendants Pay Up to $2 Million to Resolve Lawsuit

On December 10, 2014, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed earlier this year against a major New [...]

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Opening Acts: December 12, 2014

Settlement Ensures Non-Discrimination in Senior Living Residences and Adult Home Facility

Defendants Pay $297,500 to Resolve Fair Housing Lawsuit

On December 11, 2014, federal Magistrate Ronald L. Ellis signed an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) against the owners and operators of four senior living residences located in [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: December 9, 2014

Westchester Landlord Sued for Housing Discrimination

Race Discrimination at Suburban Apartment Complex is “Just the way it goes”

On December 8, 2014, an African American woman who applied to rent an apartment, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), and two African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (SDNY) alleging that the owners and [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: November 24, 2014

Housing Discrimination Alleged in Astoria, Queens 

FHJC Testing Investigation Uncovers Racial Bias in Rental Practices

On November 24, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), three African American testers, and a white renter who used the services of a real estate firm to locate an apartment filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (EDNY) alleging [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: November 3, 2014

No Peace of Mind for Voucher Holders in NYC

Landlords, Property Managers, and Real Estate Companies Face Lawsuit Alleging Source of Income Discrimination

On October 31, 2014, Ms. B., a single working mother with a Section 8 housing voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that a dozen landlords, property managers, and real [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: October 24, 2014

Landlord Rejects Tenants with Rental Assistance

FHJC Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination

On October 21, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Barbara S., an African American woman with a Section 8 Housing Voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that the owners and managers of apartment buildings in New York [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: October 6, 2014

FHJC Investigation Verifies Discriminatory Policy at the Sand Castle Apartments in Queens

Complaint Alleges Disability and Source of Income Discrimination

On September 30, 2014, two men living with symptomatic HIV/AIDS filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that they were denied an opportunity to rent apartments at the Sand Castle Apartments, a 917-unit [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: October 1, 2014

Disability and Source of Income Discrimination Case Settled

LeFrak Organization, Inc. Agrees to Pay $262,500 to Resolve Lawsuit

On August 20, 2014, Federal Judge Denise L. Cote approved a settlement resolving a rental discrimination case filed in April 2013 by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and a client of Housing Works, Inc.  who sought [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: June 9, 2014

A Matter of Place Wins Awards

Kavanagh Productions and FHJC Share Honors

Last year, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Kavanagh Productions teamed up to produce a short documentary on housing discrimination called A Matter of Place. The film connects past struggles for fair housing to contemporary incidents of housing bias based on race, [...]

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