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Opening Acts: May 12, 2016

Landlord Rebuffs Renters Based on Race and Source of Income Federal Fair Housing Lawsuit Details Discrimination Against African Americans and People with Rental Subsidies On May 12, 2016, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), three African American testers, and a woman who was searching for housing with a rental subsidy, filed a lawsuit in federal […]

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Opening Acts: April 21, 2016

Fair Housing Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Income Requirement at Flatbush Gardens in Brooklyn Man Living with HIV/AIDS Alleges Disability and Source of Income Discrimination On April 20, 2016, R. H., a homeless man living with HIV/AIDS, filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that Renaissance Equity Holdings LLC, the owner of Brooklyn’s Flatbush Gardens, […]

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Opening Acts: March 28, 2016

Village of Garden City Used Zoning to Exclude Minorities:  Appeals Court Affirms District Court Ruling Plaintiffs Permitted to Prove that Nassau County Promoted Segregation by “Steering” Affordable Family Housing to Lower Income Minority Communities On March 23, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the 2013 ruling by District Judge Arthur Spatt that the […]

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Opening Acts: February 29, 2016

Race Discrimination Lawsuit Involving Suffolk County Apartment Complex Resolved Landlord to Pay $230,000 and Take Steps to Comply with Fair Housing Laws On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Federal Judge Naomi R. Buchwald approved the settlement of a rental discrimination case filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), ERASE Racism, and seven African American testers […]

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Opening Acts: February 22, 2016

FHIP Funding for Testing Matters! The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is one of nearly a hundred non-profit fair housing organizations in the nation that routinely conducts “testing” to aid with the enforcement of fair housing laws.  Testers are people who are trained to pose as prospective renters or buyers of real estate for the […]

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Opening Acts: February 16, 2016

Disability Discrimination Case Settles for $950,000 Over 2,500 Rental Units to be Made More Accessible On February 12, 2016, Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that a federal disability discrimination case had been resolved against Glenwood Management Corporation and Glenwood’s affiliate, Liberty Street Realty, LLC.   The complaint alleged […]

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Opening Acts: November 30, 2015

Landlord Pays $95,000 to Resolve Fair Housing Case FHJC Testing Investigation Yielded Evidence of Race Discrimination On November 24, 2015, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III signed an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit involving 43-unit rental building in Brooklyn.  The complaint, filed in January 2015 by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and […]

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Opening Acts: November 24th, 2015

FHJC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Acting for Justice Awards Held at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater On November 10, 2015, hundreds of FHJC supporters gathered to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Justice Center and to honor those who have made significant contributions to fair housing.  NAACP President/CEO Cornell William Brooks, the evening’s […]

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Opening Acts: November 18, 2015

Settlement Creates More Accessible Rental Housing U.S. Attorney and Durst Organization Reach Agreement On November 17, 2015, Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that a federal disability discrimination case had been resolved against The Durst Organization and its affiliates and subsidiaries. The lawsuit alleged that Durst had engaged […]

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Opening Acts: November 5, 2015

Deaf People Face Widespread Discrimination in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities FHJC Probe Found Many Refused to Provide ASL Interpreter Services On November 4, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed two federal lawsuits alleging that eleven operators of assisted living and nursing homes refused to make American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters available […]

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