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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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Opening Acts: May 27, 2020

Lawsuit Alleges Disability Discrimination FHJC INVESTIGATION FINDS INACCESSIBLE FEATURES AT THREE WESTCHESTER APARTMENT BUILDINGS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleging that companies responsible for the design and construction of three apartment buildings located in Westchester County failed to comply with federal and […]

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A Special Appeal from the Fair Housing Justice Center

From Client to Board Member – Fighting for Justice  We at the Fair Housing Justice Center hope this message finds you healthy and safe as we continue our work during the COVID-19 crisis. Beyond civic-mindedness and a craving for justice, many of our board members and staff are involved with the FHJC because of a […]

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Opening Acts May 11, 2020

New York AG Announces $4.5M in Grants to Six Fair Housing Organizations FHJC TO PARTICIPATE IN TWO-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM On May 6th, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced a $4.5 million grant to support a pilot initiative called Eliminating Barriers to Housing in New York (EBHNY), a two-year program aimed at rooting out […]

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A Special Message From Board Members of the FHJC

“Join us for #GivingTuesdayNow.” The Board of the Fair Housing Justice Center send our best wishes for the health and safety of all our friends and supporters. Today, Tuesday May 5th, is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity created as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. FHJC Board Members share why they support […]

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A Special Message From The Fair Housing Justice Center

“I am so proud to have an ally in the FHJC.” During these frightening and uncertain times, we at the Fair Housing Justice Center send our best wishes for the health and safety of all our friends and supporters. On Tuesday May 5th, the FHJC will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity […]

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Opening Acts: March 26, 2020

FHJC Critical of New York City’s Assessment of Fair Housing WHERE WE LIVE NYC DRAFT PLAN DEEPLY FLAWED In January 2020, the City of New York and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) released the Where We Live NYC Draft Plan for public review. The 216-page report is the culmination of a two-year Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process to […]

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Opening Acts: March 25, 2020

FHJC Opposes HUD’s Proposed AFH Rule RULE WOULD ROLL BACK PROGRESS ON FAIR HOUSING On January 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)released a proposed Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) rule that would dramatically weaken how HUD and local jurisdictions fulfill their statutory duty to affirmatively further fair housing under the federal Fair […]

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