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A Place to Call Home – Michelle’s Story

Michelle and her husband didn’t know where to turn. She knew that they needed to do something, to find someone who could help them. But at the beginning, it seemed as if there was no one who could bring them justice. It started during a snow storm. Michelle and her husband were looking for an […]

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Opening Acts: July 6, 2017

Rabsky Group Sued for Building Inaccessible Apartments in Brooklyn and Queens FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Fair Housing Violations On July 6, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York alleging that a major developer of rental buildings failed to design and construct two rental buildings […]

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Opening Acts: June 16, 2017

Race Discrimination Case Involving Brooklyn Rental Building Resolved Agreement Aims at Ensuring Compliance with Fair Housing Laws Yesterday, the Hon. Allyne B. Ross approved a settlement agreement to resolve a federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and four African American testers in October […]

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Acting for Justice: C.’s Story

It was fall of 2009 when C. spoke with the Actors Work Program about a different kind of job opportunity. He was in the in-between state, having just finished working in a long-running Broadway show and waiting for his next acting job. Like most actors, C. had taken on all kinds of jobs to pay […]

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Statement by the Fair Housing Justice Center Supporting the Passage of Intro 1458 – Fair Residential Cooperative Disclosure Law

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a regional civil rights organization based in New York City, strongly supports passage of the Fair Residential Cooperative Disclosure Law (Intro 1458). In our view, this law will bring greater fairness, accountability, and transparency to a process that has, for too long, been cloaked in secrecy. The passage of […]

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Acting for Justice: A.M.T.’s Story

A.M.T. knows what it is like to live in inaccessible housing. She knows what it is like to be discriminated against. And she knows what it is like to advocate for and exercise her fair housing rights, which is what makes her work as a tester for the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for […]

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Opening Acts: May 5, 2017

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Operators Settle Fair Housing Claims Brought by the FHJC Agreements Ensure Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations Can Access Auxiliary Aids and Services Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that several defendants have settled a lawsuit that was filed in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) […]

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Acting for Justice: J.R.’s Story

We all have a responsibility to ensure that housing is open and equally accessible to all. We are called as citizens to make sure that all people are afforded their rights under the law. That is why J.R. works as a tester for the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice program. J.R. first […]

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A Place to Call Home: Allison’s Story

Allison didn’t think much about it at the time. It was just a strange comment – one that could easily be meaningless. She had no proof that something was off, at least not yet. Allison and her boyfriend at the time, now husband, were looking for an apartment in Queens. She spent time walking around […]

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Opening Acts: April 4, 2017

Bronx Landlord Refuses to Accept Section 8 Housing Vouchers FHJC Testing Investigation Verified Alleged Source of Income Discrimination On April 3, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Rosalba Tejada Gonzalez, a tenant with disabilities who resides with her adult son at a rental building in the Bronx, filed a lawsuit in the Supreme […]

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