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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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Opening Acts Newsletter: May 29, 2014

 

Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Zoning in Suburban Great Neck Plaza

Joint Investigation Finds Discrimination Based on Race, Age, and Disability

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) filed a lawsuit in federal district court alleging that the Village of Great Neck Plaza and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency [...]

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Press Release: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Woodlawn Landlord Turns Away African Americans

FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Discriminatory Practices

Bronx, New York – Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a landlord who controls rental housing in the Bronx discriminates against African Americans. The suit alleges that J.J.A. Holding [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: May 21, 2014

Woodlawn Landlord Turns Away African Americans

FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Discriminatory Practices

On May 21, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a landlord who controls rental housing in the Bronx discriminates against African Americans. The suit alleges that J.J.A. Holding Corporation [...]

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View the FHJC Public Service Announcement

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) in conjunction with the CauseWay Agency, a full-service advertising agency devoted to serving the communication needs of non-profit organizations, produced a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) for use by local fair housing organizations. The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHCJ) is distributing the new PSA to television stations in the New York region. Check out both the English and Spanish versions of the PSA by clicking the link above.

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 21, 2014

Durst Organization Sued for Failing to Build Accessible Housing

Accessibility Cases in NYC Stem from FHJC Testing Investigations

On April 16, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a major developer and architectural firm, both based in New York [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 11, 2014

Town of Oyster Bay Sued for Racially Discriminatory Affordable Housing Programs

Evidence from FHJC Investigation Turned Over to U.S. Attorney

On April 10, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a predominantly white suburban Nassau County community, a public [...]

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