The mission of the FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER (FHJC), is to eliminate housing discrimination; promote polices that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws.

LATEST FROM FHJC

Opening Acts Newsletter: December 9, 2014

Westchester Landlord Sued for Housing Discrimination Race Discrimination at Suburban Apartment Complex is “Just the way it goes” On December 8, 2014, an African American woman who applied to rent an apartment, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), and two African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (SDNY) alleging that the owners and […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: November 24, 2014

Housing Discrimination Alleged in Astoria, Queens  FHJC Testing Investigation Uncovers Racial Bias in Rental Practices On November 24, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), three African American testers, and a white renter who used the services of a real estate firm to locate an apartment filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (EDNY) alleging […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: November 3, 2014

No Peace of Mind for Voucher Holders in NYC Landlords, Property Managers, and Real Estate Companies Face Lawsuit Alleging Source of Income Discrimination On October 31, 2014, Ms. B., a single working mother with a Section 8 housing voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that a dozen landlords, property managers, and real […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: October 24, 2014

Landlord Rejects Tenants with Rental Assistance FHJC Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination On October 21, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Barbara S., an African American woman with a Section 8 Housing Voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that the owners and managers of apartment buildings in New York […]

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 […]