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: November 23, 2021

Settlement Reached in Disability Lawsuit Against Operator of Residential Treatment Facilities  AGREEMENT ENSURES DEAF PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO INTERPRETERS AND OTHER AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced today that a settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging disability discrimination by Odyssey House, Inc. […]

Opening Acts: November 8, 2021

FHJC Welcomes New Executive Director LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AND ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH The Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Elizabeth Grossman as its new Executive Director. Ms. Grossman comes to the FHJC directly from her position as Interim Chief Legal Officer at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Her extensive […]

Opening Acts: November 4, 2021

Fair Housing Accessibility Case Settled DEFENDANTS AGREE TO RETROFIT TWO RENTAL BUILDINGS IN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN AND PAY $1.45 MILLION On October 30, 2021, federal Judge Gregory H. Woods signed an order agreeing to retain court jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement between the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), developer defendants Gotham Organization Inc., Bam […]

Opening Acts: October 20, 2021

Settlement Announced in Borough Park Race Discrimination Lawsuit COURT-ORDERED AGREEMENT INCLUDES INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND $120,000 RECOVERY On September 21, 2021, a settlement was announced in a race discrimination lawsuit the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) brought against 1137 63rd Street LLC and building owner/manager Kostas Paxis. The federal lawsuit, filed in November 2019 by the […]

Opening Acts: September 29, 2021

World Premier of “≤” [Less Than or Equal To] TONIGHT! ONLINE EVENT WILL INCLUDE FILM DEBUT AND PANEL DISCUSSION Today is the last chance to register for the online premier of the new film  “≤” [Less Than or Equal To], produced by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC). This poignant and thoughtful new film brings to […]