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    America Divided

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.


Opening Acts Newsletter: March 5, 2014

Brooklyn Race Discrimination Case Settled Settlement Applies to 16 Rental Buildings; Landlord Pays $212,000 On March 3, 2014, federal Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak signed an order resolving a housing discrimination case. The apartment owners and managers, while denying liability, agreed to comply with fair housing laws and implement procedures to ensure non-discrimination in their rental […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: December 16, 2013

Westchester County Landlord to Pay $92,000 for Discriminating Against African American Renters Case Filed by U.S. Attorney’s Office Based on FHJC Testing On December 2, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of the United States alleging that the owner of […]

Opening Acts Newletter: December 10, 2013

Court Finds Garden City Engaged in Racially Discriminatory Land-Use and Zoning Practices Nassau County Suburb Violated Fair Housing Act On December 6, 2013, Federal District Judge Arthur D. Spatt issued a decision finding that the Garden City Board of Trustees and the Village of Garden City violated the federal Fair Housing Act by engaging in […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: December 3, 2013

Accessibility Workshop to Focus on Federal Design and Construction Requirements Still Time to Register for December 12th Workshop On Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is sponsoring a free workshop on accessibility at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) located at 365 […]

FHJC Testers Featured on NPR’s This American Life

This American Life: House Rules  On November 22, 2013, the public radio program This American Life  featured a collection of stories focused on the issue of housing discrimination in the United States. In act one of the program, reporter Nancy Updike speaks with several Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) testers who are on the front lines of the struggle […]