Overview

“For as long as there is residential segregation, there will be a de facto segregation in every area of life. So the challenge is here to develop an action program.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963)

The Fair Housing Justice Center has developed an action program to systematically eliminate housing discrimination in the New York City region.

The Fair Housing Justice Center:

  • Assists individuals and organizations with housing discrimination complaints and exercise their fair housing rights.
  • Initiates investigations to identify, document, and eliminate systemic housing discrimination.
  • Advocates for policies and programs that advance the development of more open, accessible, and inclusive communities.
  • Engages in outreach and educational activities to increase public awareness about fair housing rights.
  • Provides technical assistance, training and other tools to upgrade and strengthen fair housing law enforcement.

Through these programs, the FHJC works to achieve its mission to eliminate housing discrimination; promote policies that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws.

The FHJC’s counseling and investigative services are provided to general public free of charge and without regard to household income.