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 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 […]

Opening Acts: October 21, 2020

US Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit DEVELOPER REQUIRED TO INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY IN 71 BUILDINGS ENCOMPASSING MORE THAN 6,000 APARTMENTS On October 15, U.S. District Judge Lewis J. Liman approved a settlement in a fair housing case brought by Department of Justice on behalf of the United States. The Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District […]

Opening Acts: October 16, 2020

Disability Discrimination Alleged at Brooklyn Apartment Building OWNER AND MANAGER REFUSE TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS THAT WOULD PROVIDE ACCESSIBILITY TO TENANT WITH DISABILITIES   On October 2, a lawsuit was filed in the New York State Supreme Court of Kings County alleging disability discrimination at an 82-unit apartment building in Brooklyn. The plaintiff, Ms. Junia Chapman, […]