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: January 7, 2021

Astoria Race Discrimination Case Settles COURT-ORDERED AGREEMENT INCLUDES  INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND $70,000  Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached in a fair housing lawsuit against 34-08 30th Street LLC and Svetozar Tatkovic. The federal lawsuit, filed on January 9, 2020 by the FHJC and two African American testers, alleged […]

Opening Acts: December 18, 2020

Disability Discrimination Alleged in Lawsuit BRONX LANDLORD REFUSED TO MODIFY HOUSING TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE TO A TENANT AND HER ADULT DAUGHTER WITH DISABILITIES On November 10, 2020, Ms. Debora Ramirez filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court for Southern District of New York against her landlord, 2020 Grand Realty, LLC.  Ms. Ramirez alleges her […]

Opening Acts: November 9, 2020

FHJC’s Case Alleging Racially Discriminatory Residency Preferences Moves Forward FEDERAL COURT RULES AGAINST TOWN OF EASTCHESTER; DENIES MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT On September 28, 2020, the Honorable Judge Vincent L. Briccetti denied the Town of Eastchester’s motion for summary judgment in full.  On October 15, Judge Briccetti read his decision over the phone to the […]

Opening Acts: October 29, 2020

Redfin Redlines NATIONAL REAL ESTATE FIRM SUED FOR POLICIES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST BUYERS AND SELLERS OF HOMES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR On October 28, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), New York City’s Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Hope Fair Housing Center, […]

Opening Acts: October 23, 2020

Can We Eradicate Racism in Residential Real Estate? POLICY PAPER EMPHASIZES NEED FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGES WITHIN REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released the first in a series of short policy papers that are aimed at addressing this issue of systemic racism in the real estate industry. This policy paper, entitled […]