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Opening Acts: August 09, 2022

“No Different Than A ‘Keep-Out’ Sign” DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE MOVES FORWARD AFTER DENIAL OF MOTION TO DISMISS On August 4, 2022 Federal District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis denied a motion to dismiss and allowed the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) to proceed with a federal lawsuit alleging that property owners 203 Jay St. Associates, LLC, Amtrust Realty Corp., […]

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Opening Acts: August 5, 2022 

FHJC Legal Interns Complete Summer Term LAW STUDENTS GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE, CONTRIBUTE TO FHJC’S MISSION With a little sorrow and a lot of pride, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is bidding farewell to Bianca Li and Margaret Hassel, our fabulous summer law student interns.  Over the course of ten weeks, Bianca and Margaret worked […]

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Opening Acts: July 19, 2022

FHJC Announces New Staff Members  LATEST HIRES INCLUDE INTAKE AND OUTREACH SPECIALISTS AND INVESTIGATIVE COORDINATOR The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is pleased to welcome its newest staff members, Investigative Coordinator Evan Dash, and Intake & Outreach Specialists NéAndrea Harrington and Crystal Reyes. Mr. Dash comes to the FHJC after two years at the Center […]

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Opening Acts: July 13, 2022

New York Advocacy Groups Urge Senate Majority Leader Schumer to Stand Up for Housing Investments in the Senate’s Reconciliation Bill  The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) along with The New York State Fair Housing Network and 27 other New York organizations and advocates today strongly urged Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer to ensure that significant […]

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Opening Acts: May 26, 2022

Settlement Reached in Midwood Discrimination Case COUPLE STEERED AWAY FROM PREDOMINANTLY WHITE BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOOD Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement had been reached with the final two defendants Elite Connect Real Estate, Inc. and Ouriel Aryeh In a discrimination lawsuit involving a couple who had attended an open house for […]

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Opening Acts: May 12, 2022 

FHJC Establishes Legal Fellowship in Memory of Bob Martin  NEW FUND PAYS TRIBUTE TO FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER AND PRESIDENT  Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) formally announced the establishment of a new fund and legal fellowship named for its former board president and founding board member Bob Martin, who died from cancer in March […]

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Opening Acts: May 11, 2022

Voucher Holders Excluded from Queens Apartment Buildings BUILDING OWNERS, BROKERS, SALESPERSONS NAMED IN SOURCE OF INCOME DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT Today, The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced the filing of an administrative complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights alleging source of income discrimination at a 40-unit apartment building located at 37-53 62nd […]

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Opening Acts: May 9, 2022

Lies and Ghosting: A Housing Discrimination Strategy  DEFENDANTS’ ACTIONS REVEAL UNSPOKEN NO-VOUCHER POLICY The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) today filed a source of income discrimination lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against the owners, management company, realty firms, and a real estate salesperson for three rental apartment buildings with over 200 units in […]

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Opening Acts: May 3, 2020

Source of Income Discrimination Alleged at Queens Apartment Building VOUCHER USER TOLD “I DON’T WANT YOU TO COME HERE” The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court alleging source of income discrimination at The Westleigh, a six-story building located at 84-09 35th Avenue in […]

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Opening Acts: May 2, 2022

NYC Changes Background Check Policy for City-Funded Housing Following FHJC Investigation and LAS Lawsuit APPLICANTS NO LONGER AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED FOR JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT Following a federal lawsuit filed by The Legal Aid Society (LAS) with the assistance of testing by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), New York City has enacted changes in its policy regarding […]

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