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: June 24, 2021

Civil Rights Bills Pass New York State Legislature NEW FAIR HOUSING INITIATIVES AWAIT SIGNING BY GOV. ANDREW CUOMO The New York State Legislature has announced the passage of eight new bills to combat housing discrimination and advance the state’s fair housing goals. The bills were part of a legislative package passed by the State Senate […]

Opening Acts: June 22, 2021

Source of Income Discrimination Alleged at Manhattan Apartment Complex TENANTS WITH RENTAL SUBSIDIES REQUIRED TO HAVE GUARANTORS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Ms. B, a woman using a CityFHEPS voucher to pay her rent, filed a source of income discrimination lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against the property owner 63 […]

Opening Acts: June 7, 2021

Settlement Reached in Disability Discrimination Case LANDLORD TO MODIFY BRONX BUILDING TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement was reached in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought against landlord 2020 Grand Realty, LLC by Ms. Debora Ramirez, the primary caregiver of an adult daughter who has multiple physical […]

Opening Acts: June 2, 2021

Lawsuit Alleges Screening Policies at Queens Rental Building are Racially Discriminatory BLANKET POLICY ON CRIMINAL CONVICTION RECORDS ILLEGALLY DENIES HOUSING TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that L. Smith, an African American mother and licensed medical health professional, filed a fair housing lawsuit in the U.S. District Court (SDNY) on […]

Opening Acts: June 1, 2021

FHJC Resolves Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westchester Community TOWN OF EASTCHESTER AGREES TO END ALL RESIDENCY PREFERENCES AND PAY $635,000 TO SETTLE CASE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement in its federal lawsuit against the Town of Eastchester over racially discriminatory residency preferences in the Town’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and zoning […]