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Acting for Justice: B.T.B.’s Story

Acting for Justice: B.T.B.’s Story B.T.B. is passionate about addressing the issue of discrimination in all its forms. However, she knows that it is one thing to care about a problem as pervasive as discrimination and another to do something about it. “I became a tester for the Fair Housing Justice Center because I really […]

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An Urgent Call to Build the Beloved Community

FHJC’S RESPONSE TO RECENT ACTS OF HATE AND INTOLERANCE This past month, our nation witnessed horrific acts of violence that were clearly motivated by hate in the form of racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism.  We join others in mourning the loss of lives in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. We open our hearts to all who endured or were touched or […]

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Opening Acts: October 26, 2018

Source of Income Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Man with Disability Using a Rental Subsidy Refused Service and Steered to the Bronx A man living with AIDS who attempted to rent an apartment using a rental subsidy filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against 165 Sherman Avenue, L.L.C., PMG Real Estate Corp. and Pablo M. […]

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Opening Acts: October 25, 2018

Injunction Allows Woman to Return Home COURT ORDER PROTECTS FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS OF ELDERLY WOMAN WITH DISABILITIES On September 10, 2018, Federal District Judge Vernon S. Broderick granted, in part, a preliminary injunction in connection to a federal lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two individual plaintiffs alleging that New York […]

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Opening Acts: October 10, 2018

FHJC Releases Educational Video Fair Housing Rights of Deaf People in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Featured in Film Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released an educational video entitled A Home for Henry.  The video was created to increase public awareness about the fair housing rights of deaf and hard of hearing […]

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Opening Acts: September 20, 2018

Eastchester Landlord Accused of Racial Discrimination FHJC Investigations Continue to Yield Evidence that Racial Discrimination Persists 50 Years After Passage of Fair Housing Act Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (SDNY) alleging that New Property Associates, LLC and Building Superintendent Dikson Dumitrescu […]

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Acting for Justice: M.L.’s Story

Housing discrimination can have a lasting impact. It can affect nearly every part of a person’s life – from where someone goes to school, to the jobs a person takes, to the state of someone’s health. This is something that M.L. has witnessed within her own family. And it is because of this that M.L. […]

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Opening Acts: September 5, 2018

Lawsuit Cites Racist and Exclusionary Rental Practices FHJC Investigations Continue to Yield Evidence that Racial Discrimination Persists 50 Years After Passage of Fair Housing Act Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and five African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that Charm Equities LTD; Michael Kohn; Howard Kohn; Michael […]

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Acting for Justice: P.M.’s Story

What would you do if you were put in a position where you were expected to discriminate against certain people? Would your better angels win out in that moment, or would the necessity of a paycheck override your ideals of fairness and equality? When P.M. was put into such a position, not only did he […]

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Opening Acts: June 27, 2018

Westchester Town Settles Fair Housing Lawsuit AGREEMENT BRINGS TOWN OF BEDFORD’S HOUSING PROGRAM INTO COMPLIANCE WITH FAIR HOUSING LAWS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached with the Town of Bedford and the Blue Mountain Housing Development Corp. in a federal fair housing lawsuit filed in the Southern […]

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