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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: 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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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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