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: March 9, 2018

Disability Discrimination Alleged at Manhattan Apartment Building Defendants Failed to Comply with Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and a current resident with disabilities who uses a wheelchair filed a federal lawsuit against the owners, builders, and architects of a recently constructed Manhattan apartment building at 535 W. 43rd Street […]

Opening Acts: February 21, 2018

Another Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Goldfarb Properties FHJC DOCUMENTS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DISABILITY AND SOURCE OF INCOME Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Alfred Spooner, a 67-year-old man with disabilities, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging that Goldfarb Properties, Inc., and two of its building owners, Deegan […]

Caitlin’s Story

My mother is one of the most resilient women I know. She was determined to do whatever she had to so that her children had a roof over their heads. My mother grew up in a major metropolitan city, and, after leaving my father shortly after I was born, my grandparents took us in while […]

Katerina’s Story

As a child, my family lived in a two-bedroom apartment in a diverse neighborhood in Brooklyn. When we found out that my sister was on her way, my parents realized that they needed more space. They decided to start looking for somewhere to live in Westchester County – somewhere that had a reasonable commute into […]

Acting for Justice: D.W.’s Story

D.W. has always been an advocate. He is passionate about advocating to help others. For ten years, he worked as an education specialist for a government agency working with people with developmental disabilities. After the agency lost its funding, D.W. wanted to find a job that would allow him to continue to advocate for people. […]