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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.

LATEST FROM FHJC

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 […]

Opening Acts: May 27, 2021

FHJC Alleges Disability Discrimination at New York City Assisted Living Program FACILITY EXCLUDES PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit alleging that an assisted living facility in Manhattan discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs. Defendant Vista on 5th Corporation owns and operates the Vista on 5th Assisted […]

Opening Acts: May 26, 2021

CE Credits Approved for Architects at FHJC Accessibility Workshop CONTINUING EDUCATION ENDORSED BY NY STATE BOARD FOR ARCHITECTURE The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has been approved as a sponsor of Continuing Education by the Board for Architecture at the New York State Education Department. Architects who attend FHJC’s upcoming free online workshop on accessibility […]