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Opening Acts: May 26, 2022

Settlement Reached in Midwood Discrimination Case COUPLE STEERED AWAY FROM PREDOMINANTLY WHITE BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOOD Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement had been reached with the final two defendants Elite Connect Real Estate, Inc. and Ouriel Aryeh In a discrimination lawsuit involving a couple who had attended an open house for […]

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Opening Acts: May 12, 2022 

FHJC Establishes Legal Fellowship in Memory of Bob Martin  NEW FUND PAYS TRIBUTE TO FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER AND PRESIDENT  Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) formally announced the establishment of a new fund and legal fellowship named for its former board president and founding board member Bob Martin, who died from cancer in March […]

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Opening Acts: May 11, 2022

Voucher Holders Excluded from Queens Apartment Buildings BUILDING OWNERS, BROKERS, SALESPERSONS NAMED IN SOURCE OF INCOME DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT Today, The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced the filing of an administrative complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights alleging source of income discrimination at a 40-unit apartment building located at 37-53 62nd […]

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Opening Acts: May 9, 2022

Lies and Ghosting: A Housing Discrimination Strategy  DEFENDANTS’ ACTIONS REVEAL UNSPOKEN NO-VOUCHER POLICY The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) today filed a source of income discrimination lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against the owners, management company, realty firms, and a real estate salesperson for three rental apartment buildings with over 200 units in […]

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Opening Acts: May 3, 2020

Source of Income Discrimination Alleged at Queens Apartment Building VOUCHER USER TOLD “I DON’T WANT YOU TO COME HERE” The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court alleging source of income discrimination at The Westleigh, a six-story building located at 84-09 35th Avenue in […]

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Opening Acts: May 2, 2022

NYC Changes Background Check Policy for City-Funded Housing Following FHJC Investigation and LAS Lawsuit APPLICANTS NO LONGER AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED FOR JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT Following a federal lawsuit filed by The Legal Aid Society (LAS) with the assistance of testing by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), New York City has enacted changes in its policy regarding […]

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Opening Acts: April 29, 2022

Redfin Agrees to Settlement in Lawsuit Brought by FHJC, LIHS and Other Groups REAL ESTATE GIANT TO MODIFY ITS MINIMUM HOME PRICE POLICY, EXPANDING ACCESS TO SERVICES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) joined the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and seven other […]

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Opening Acts: April 19, 2022

NYS Fair Housing Network Disappointed by Fair Housing Budget Shortfall  PROPOSED ADDITIONAL $3M EXCLUDED FROM FINAL BUDGET In conjunction with the other member organizations of the New York State Fair Housing Network and Enterprise Community Partners, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), has released the following statement in response to the exclusion of flexible fair housing funds […]

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Opening Acts: April 4, 2020

FHJC Appoints First-Ever Director of Development NEW DIRECTOR TO FOCUS ON FUNDRAISING, GRANT MANAGEMENT Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced the hiring of Eric Petersen as its first-ever Director of Development. Mr. Petersen joins FHJC with broad experience in fundraising, and has worked since 2014 at New York based nonprofits with a focus […]

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Opening Acts: March 30, 2022

NYS Fair Housing Network Responds to Proposed Increase in Enforcement Funding ADDITIONAL $3M FOR TESTING INCLUDED IN ONE-HOUSE BUDGET In response to the New York State Senate’s inclusion of additional fair housing enforcement funding in the current One-House budget, FHJC has joined the other member organizations of the New York State Fair Housing Network and […]

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