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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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Acting for Justice: K.’s Story

K. is proud to be a native New Yorker. She had always seen New York City as a welcoming place. But when she learned how pervasive housing discrimination was in this city, she jumped on the opportunity to do something about it. K. became a tester in the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for […]

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Acting for Justice: L.D.’s Story

It was about eight years ago when L.D.’s boyfriend at the time came home after an exciting job interview. He was so enthusiastic about this opportunity that he had to share it with L.D. The job was to be a tester in the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice program. “This is such […]

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Opening Acts: February 17, 2017

Real Estate Developer to Increase Accessibility at Three Manhattan Apartment Buildings   U.S. Attorney Settles Design And Construction Case On February 14, 2017, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced a settlement with Albanese Organization, Inc. and three of its affiliates: North End Associates, LLC, River Terrance Associates, LLC, and Chelsea […]

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Fair Housing Justice Center and Congregation Beth Elohim Host Special Screening of America Divided

On January 17, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) in Brooklyn hosted a special screening of the housing story of the EPIX-Original docu-series, America Divided. America Divided features stories about inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system – all woven into an eight-story, five-part […]

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Opening Acts: January 18, 2017

Developer Pays $1.1 Million to Resolve Lawsuit and Enhance Accessibility at Three Manhattan Apartment Buildings Design and Construction Case Filed by U.S. Attorney Stemmed from FHJC Testing Investigation On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that a settlement with Silverstein Properties, Inc. and two of its […]

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