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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Opening Acts: July 17, 2019

Apartments For Rent… For Whites Only? FHJC TESTING YIELDS EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN RENTERS AT BROOKLYN APARTMENT BUILDING Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and five African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that ZP Realty Capital LLC; 1411 Apt. LLC; landlord and broker Zev Pollak; and […]

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Opening Acts: July 10, 2019

Eastchester Landlord Settles Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination AGREEMENT ENSURES FUTURE COMPLIANCE WITH FAIR HOUSING LAWS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement that resolves a fair housing lawsuit filed against Westchester landlord New Property Associates LLC, management company Active Management Inc., and a building superintendent. The federal lawsuit, filed in September 2018 […]

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Opening Acts – June 06, 2019

Fair Housing Education and Outreach Grant Awarded FHJC TO PRODUCE AN ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) received a $125,000 one-year Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) grant from the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds will be used to create, produce, and perform […]

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Opening Acts: May 23, 2019

Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Design and Construct Accessible Rental Housing FHJC INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS INACCESSIBLE FEATURES IN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN APARTMENT BUILDINGS On May 23, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleging that a major New York developer failed to design and […]

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