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: October 10, 2019

Plaintiffs Prevail: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE MOVES FORWARD On September 30, 2019 Federal District Judge Vernon S. Broderick denied a motion to dismiss in connection to a federal lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two individual plaintiffs alleging that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) […]

Opening Acts October 4, 2019

FHJC Announces Statewide Day of Action Thursday Oct 10th FHJC Announces Statewide Day of Action Thursday Oct 10th Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced it was spearheading a coordinated effort to push back against a proposed a rule change by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would substantially weaken enforcement […]

Opening Acts: September 17, 2019

Lawsuit Alleges Disability Discrimination Involving Bronx Apartment Buildings FHJC INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS INACCESSIBLE FEATURES IN APARTMENT COMPLEX Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging that a developer of multi-family housing failed to design and construct a luxury rental complex in the Bronx in […]

Opening Acts: September 5, 2019

FHJC Settles Race Discrimination Case COURT-ORDERED AGREEMENT PROVIDES BROAD INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND $272,000 MONETARY RECOVERY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced the settlement of a fair housing lawsuit against Charm Equities LTD; its principal officers Howard and Michael Kohn; building superintendent Michael D’Antonio; and owner-entities Highway Realty LLC; and 1723 E 15 LLC. The federal lawsuit, filed in September 2018 by the […]

Opening Acts: August 29, 2019

PROPOSED HUD RULE WOULD HOBBLE FAIR HOUSING ENFORCEMENT FHJC JOINS NATIONWIDE CALL FOR ACTION On Monday August 19th, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule that would make it nearly impossible to use a well-established legal theory to prosecute housing discrimination cases. “Disparate impact” is a legal tool used to challenge facially neutral […]