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Opening Acts: June 1, 2021

FHJC Resolves Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westchester Community TOWN OF EASTCHESTER AGREES TO END ALL RESIDENCY PREFERENCES AND PAY $635,000 TO SETTLE CASE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement in its federal lawsuit against the Town of Eastchester over racially discriminatory residency preferences in the Town’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and zoning […]

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Opening Acts: May 27, 2021

FHJC Alleges Disability Discrimination at New York City Assisted Living Program FACILITY EXCLUDES PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit alleging that an assisted living facility in Manhattan discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs. Defendant Vista on 5th Corporation owns and operates the Vista on 5th Assisted […]

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Opening Acts: May 26, 2021

CE Credits Approved for Architects at FHJC Accessibility Workshop CONTINUING EDUCATION ENDORSED BY NY STATE BOARD FOR ARCHITECTURE The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has been approved as a sponsor of Continuing Education by the Board for Architecture at the New York State Education Department. Architects who attend FHJC’s upcoming free online workshop on accessibility […]

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Opening Acts May 12, 2021

FHJC Hosts Accessibility Design and Construction Workshops REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ONLINE TRAINING WITH NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERTS Since 1991, it has been illegal to build multifamily housing that does not comply with accessibility requirements set forth in the federal Fair Housing Act. Yet despite being in place for thirty years, these requirements are often violated in […]

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Support FHJC During Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month 2021 is nearly over, but there’s still time to commemorate it by making a donation to the Fair Housing Justice Center.   The FHJC has seen a string of successes lately, including the package of state fair housing laws recently passed in Albany, substantial settlements in federal cases involving race and disability discrimination, invitations to provide input and […]

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Opening Acts: April 27, 2021

FHJC Settles Design and Construction Case REMEDY REQUIRES RETROFITS IN FOUR BUILDINGS, MORE ACCESSIBLE APARTMENTS, AND $950,000 IN MONETARY RELIEF Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center announced a settlement that resolves a federal lawsuit against developers The Rabsky Group LLC; Purvis Holdings LLC; North-Driggs Holdings, LLC; North Plaza Holdings LLC; engineering firm Salamon Engineering PLLC; […]

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Opening Acts: April 13, 2021

Civil Rights Lawsuits Filed Against Major Operators of Residential Treatment Facilities FHJC TESTING INVESTIGATION EXPOSES SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DEAF PEOPLE IN NEW YORK Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed two federal lawsuits alleging disability discrimination by operators of residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation residences located in New York. The lawsuits allege that Defendants […]

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Opening Acts: April 5, 2021

Together We Can End Housing Discrimination NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR FAIR HOUSING MONTH April is National Fair Housing Month.  This year, the Fair Housing Justice Center is unveiling a new social media campaign, “Together We Can End Housing Discrimination,” aimed at enlisting allies in the fight to end housing discrimination in the New […]

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FHJC Appeal – Our Policy Work

April is National Fair Housing Month, and we at the Fair Housing Justice Center couldn’t be more proud of the hard work we do in the fight to end housing discrimination. Our one-of-a-kind undercover testing program, which has revealed countless instances of illegal conduct, has received many accolades over the years. But we are just […]

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Opening Acts: March 12, 2021

Disability Discrimination Case Resolved SETTLEMENT CREATES ACCESSIBLE HOUSING, PREVENTS FUTURE DISCRIMINATION, AND INCLUDES MONETARY RELIEF OF $2.9 MILLION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has reached a resolution with defendants JDS Development LLC; 616 First Avenue LLC; 202 8th LLC; SHoP Architects LLP; Property Markets Group, Inc. (PMG); Werber Management, Inc., and 202 Park Slope LLC of a […]

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