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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 [...]

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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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Opening Acts: November 3, 2015

Long Island Developer Builds Inaccessible Rental Housing in Brooklyn and Queens

FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Civil Rights Violations

On October 30, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed three federal lawsuits in the Eastern District of New York alleging that a major developer of luxury rental buildings failed to design and construct two new [...]

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Opening Acts: October 15, 2015

Acting for Justice Awards on November 10th 

Show Your Support for Fair Housing 

FHJC Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with an Acting for Justice Awards Benefit and Reception on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater, located [...]

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Opening Acts: October 5, 2015

Discriminatory Zoning Claims Against Village of Great Neck Plaza Resolved

Agreement Ends Use of Discriminatory Preferences and Fosters Development of Additional Affordable Housing Units

On October 1, 2015, Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson of the Eastern District of New York signed an order that resolves fair housing claims brought by the Fair Housing Justice Center [...]

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Opening Acts: September 1, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination at Spring Creek Towers

On August 31, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two women with rental subsidies filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court alleging that Starrett City, Inc. and Grenadier Realty Corp. are discriminating against prospective renters based on source of income in [...]

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Opening Acts: August 31, 2015

M&T Bank and FHJC Resolve Fair Housing Case

Bank Pays $485,000 and Changes Lending Practices

Today, Federal District Judge Katherine D. Forrest signed a settlement agreement which resolves a lawsuit filed in February by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and nine African American, Hispanic, South Asian and white testers against the M&T Bank Corporation.   [...]

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Opening Acts: August 27, 2015

Disability Case Settles for $1.3 Million

Agreement Creates Accessibility Fund

On August 27, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood signed an order resolving a disability discrimination lawsuit involving the improper design and construction of two multi-family residential developments, Powell Cove Estates in Queens County and Overlook Pointe in Dutchess County.  In August, 2013, the [...]

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