Announcements

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 – 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: January 31, 2019

Fair Housing and Affordable Housing Advocates Propose Policy Initiatives to Close the Divide in Housing in NYC Region REPORT BY REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE ADVANCES A POLICY AGENDA FOCUSED ON AFFORDABILITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION On January 31, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) released new policy agenda, titled “Closing the […]

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Opening Acts: October 10, 2018

FHJC Releases Educational Video Fair Housing Rights of Deaf People in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Featured in Film Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released an educational video entitled A Home for Henry.  The video was created to increase public awareness about the fair housing rights of deaf and hard of hearing […]

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Opening Acts: June 19, 2018

FHJC Launches Fair Housing Toolkit RESOURCE DESIGNED TO HELP RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS, PEOPLE OF FAITH, AND OTHERS ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING On June 14, 2018, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released a comprehensive Fair Housing Toolkit as part of the Building the Beloved Community interfaith initiative. The toolkit, created by the FHJC, was designed to empower […]

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Opening Acts: May 30, 2018

The Fair Housing Justice Center Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act INTERFAITH INITIATIVE EVENT WILL CALL ON RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING On June 14, 2018, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, and the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing (IAHH) will […]

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Opening Acts: April 30, 2018

The Fair Housing Justice Center and Faith-Based Organizations Launch the Building the Beloved Community Project FHJC PARTNERS WITH FAITH-BASED GROUPS TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING IN THE NEW YORK CITY REGION Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), alongside Union Theological Seminary and the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, announced the launch […]

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FHJC Featured in New Book “The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion”

On November 15, 2017, a new book featuring interviews with several Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) staff members and testers was released, called The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion. Written by Interboro Partners, a New York City-based architecture, planning and research collective led by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, the book explores why […]

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The Fair Housing Justice Center and the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York, Host Fair Housing Workshops

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) will be hosting a series of free fair housing workshops titled “Accessible Housing: Rights and Responsibilities.” These fair housing workshops will focus on rights and responsibilities under fair housing laws, specifically requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications for […]

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