Outreach & Education

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) recognizes that people are empowered to exercise their fair housing rights when they are better informed.  Toward that end, the FHJC:

  • Makes presentations on fair housing to civic, religious, educational, and community organizations
  • Publishes and distributes an e-newsletter called Opening Acts
  • Produces and distributes written publications on fair housing
  • Issues news releases about FHJC activities
  • Conducts workshops on specfiic fair housing issues

The FHJC engages in these outreach and educational activities in order to increase public awareness about fair housing rights.

NEW – On October 3, 2013, the FHJC premiered a powerful new video documentary on fair housing entitled A Matter of Place.  A description of the 28 minute film appears below:

A Matter of Place shines a bright light on housing discrimination, one of the most shrouded and misunderstood civil rights issues in America. The documentary connects past struggles for fair housing to contemporary incidents of housing bias based on race, sexual orientation, disability, and source of income. The film depicts three stories of people who faced housing discrimination in present-day New York City.  They poignantly describe the injuries inflicted on them during these incidents, as well as their resolve to fight for justice.  Through experts, civil rights advocates, and fair housing testers, the film also recounts our nation’s often overlooked history of residential segregation and introduces viewers to systemic and pervasive injustices that, despite the existence of fair housing laws, continue to inflict harm on entire communities and individuals throughout America.

If you work in or belong to a civic, faith-based, educational, or community organization and you want more information about fair housing or you would like to arrange for a representative of the FHJC to make a presentation on fair housing and show the film A Matter of Place to your organization, please request by sending an email to FHJC@fairhousingjustice.org.