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: January 7, 2022

New York Fair Housing Network Responds to Enactment of New Laws STATEWIDE COALITION COMMENDS GOVERNOR, LEGISLATORS Below is a joint statement issued this week by the New York Fair Housing Network in response to new statewide fair housing legislation being signed into law:   New York, NY – January 7, 2022 – On Tuesday, December […]

Opening Acts: December 29, 2021

FHJC Reaches Disability Discrimination Settlement Against Adult Care Facilities  DECISION MARKS ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT VICTORY FOR PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has reached a settlement with four assisted living facilities in a lawsuit challenging discrimination against people with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users. The case stemmed from complaints by residents of adult […]

Opening Acts: December 23, 2021

Nine New Fair Housing Laws Signed by Governor Hochul LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE SPURRED BY LONG ISLAND DIVIDED Two years after Newsday’s landmark investigative report Long Island Divided uncovered the discriminatory practices of real estate agents and companies on Long Island, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a package of laws designed to combat […]

Opening Acts: December 21, 2021

FHJC Releases “Less Than or Equal To” NEW FILM INSPIRED BY REAL LIFE STORIES OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION “≤” [Less Than or Equal To], which premiered at an online event in September 2021, is now available to the public on the website of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC). The newly produced original film is a collection […]

Opening Acts: December 20, 2021

Settlement Reached in Disability Lawsuit Against Operator of Assisted Living Program WHEELCHAIR USERS WILL NO LONGER BE EXCLUDED AT EAST HARLEM FACILITY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement that resolves a federal lawsuit against Vista on 5th Corporation, owners and operators of the Vista on 5th Assisted Living Program, a twelve-story facility located at 1261 5th Avenue. […]