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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 […]

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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. […]

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Opening Acts: December 13, 2017

Landmark Settlement Resolves Fair Housing Case Community Coalition and New York City Resolve an Eight-Year Legal Battle Over the Development of Brooklyn’s Broadway Triangle On December 4, 2017, the Broadway Triangle Community Coalition (“BTCC”), a group of more than 40 non-profit organizations, residents, and civil rights advocates, announced that it had reached a settlement over […]

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FHJC Featured in New Book “The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion”

On November 15, 2017, a new book featuring interviews with several Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) staff members and testers was released, called The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion. Written by Interboro Partners, a New York City-based architecture, planning and research collective led by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, the book explores why […]

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Acting for Justice: B.L.’s Story

In many ways, B.L.’s experience as a tester is very common for those who join the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice testing program. An actor by trade, B.L. was looking for additional income between acting roles when, through The Actors Fund, he found out about the opportunity to become a tester. And […]

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Acting for Justice: J.M.’s Story

We all have a part to play in building a better world. That is what J.M. firmly believes in. J.M. grew up in a household full of grassroots organizers. From a young age he learned that it is incumbent on each of us to, as he would say, “take what is and work to make […]

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Opening Acts: October 16, 2017

Parkoff Organization Accused of Violating Fair Housing Laws… Again FHJC Investigation Finds Discriminatory Practices Based on Race, Family Status, and Source of Income Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging The Parkoff Organization; A. Richard Parkoff; Adam Parkoff; 2828 Kings Assets […]

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2017 Acting for Justice Awards

On September 25, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) held its 12th Anniversary Acting for Justice Awards benefit at the NYU Kimmel Center. It was an evening infused with inspiration, entertainment and a celebration of FHJC’s twelve years of accomplishments. It included a VIP Cocktail Hour for sponsors, supporters and honorees, followed by a […]

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Opening Acts: October 2, 2017

2017 Acting for Justice Awards Event Honors, Entertains, and Inspires FHJC Celebrates 12 Years of Struggle and Progress for Fair Housing On September 25, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) held its 12th Anniversary Acting for Justice Awards benefit at the NYU Kimmel Center. It was an evening infused with inspiration, entertainment and a […]

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Opening Acts: September 29, 2017

FHJC Wins Motion to Dismiss in Fair Housing Lawsuit Court Rules FHJC Has Standing to Bring Claims Against Operators of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities On September 26, 2017, Federal District Judge Raymond J. Dearie ruled in favor of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) on a motion to dismiss filed by several defendants […]

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