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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 […]

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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, […]

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Opening Acts: October 8, 2020

United States Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Staten Island Realty Firm for Race Discrimination DOJ TESTING PROGRAM DOCUMENTS REALTOR CONDUCT THAT TREATED PROSPECTIVE RENTERS DIFFERENTLY BASED ON RACE On September 30, the United State Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal fair housing lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York alleging that Village Realty […]

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Opening Acts: October 7, 2020

Settlement Reached in Co-op Discrimination Case CO-OP SHAREHOLDER ALLEGED APPLICANTS TO SUBLET HIS APARTMENT FACED DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE AND NATIONAL ORIGIN On September 24, the New York State Division on Human Rights (NYSDHR) approved a conciliation agreement resolving a housing discrimination complaint filed by an apartment owner and shareholder at a 20-unit housing cooperative […]

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Opening Acts: August 20, 2020

Fair Housing Film Festival to Showcase FHJC- Related Documentaries WEEKLONG FESTIVAL PART OF BALTIMORE CIVIL RIGHTS WEEK CELEBRATION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is thrilled to be participating in The Baltimore Office of Equity and Civil Rights’s first ever Fair Housing Film Festival, which will be presented online from August 24 through August 28. […]

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Opening Acts: August 17, 2020

Settlement Reached in Source-of-Income Discrimination Lawsuit DEFENDANTS PAY $207,500 TO RESOLVE FAIR HOUSING CASE On August 14, a settlement was reached in a housing discrimination lawsuit brought against 165 Sherman Avenue, L.L.C., PMG Real Estate Corp. and real estate broker Pablo M. Garcia. The suit was filed in 2018 by Mr. Campbell, a client of […]

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A Message from FHJC Policy Coordinator Britny McKenzie

Get Counted! Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes its constitutional duty to establish a record of the entire population of the country.  The census poses questions to each household aimed at gathering every person’s geographic location while logging characteristics such as age, sex, marital status, race, income, education, and languages spoken at home. […]

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Opening Acts: June 25, 2020

No Choice for Housing Choice Voucher Holder FHJC INVESTIGATION CONFIRMS SOURCE OF INCOME DISCRIMINATION AT RIVERDALE CO-OP Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that J.R., a woman with two children who attempted to use a federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher to rent an apartment at a housing cooperative in the Bronx, filed […]

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A Message From Our Testers

FHJC Investigators Stay Undercover – Even During a Pandemic We at the Fair Housing Justice Center hope this message finds you healthy and safe as New York enters its fourth month of coronavirus restrictions and our initial reopening phases. We hope you’ll take a moment to watch this special message from some of our undercover […]

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A Message From Our Board of Directors

Statement of Support and a Call to Action – Black Lives Matter The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) condemns the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Jamar Clark, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and many others who have lost their lives through police violence. We stand in solidarity with all those around […]

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