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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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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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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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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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Opening Acts: March 24, 2020

FHJC Continues To Fight Housing Discrimination While Helping To Reduce The Spread Of The COVID-19 Virus The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) extends its best wishes to our friends and supporters as we all deal with the extraordinary challenges of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. FHJC staff are safe and have been working from home since Monday, March 16. […]

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Opening Acts: March 11, 2020

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss FHJC’S ACCESSIBILITY CASE MOVES FORWARD On March 9, 2020, Federal District Judge Analisa Torres denied a motion to dismiss in connection to a federal lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) alleging that JDS Development LLC; 616 First Avenue LLC; 202 8th LLC; SHOP Architects LLP; Property Markets […]

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Opening Acts: March 9, 2020

Race Discrimination Lawsuit Settles COURT-ORDERED AGREEMENT INCLUDES EXTENSIVE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND $300,000 MONETARY RECOVERY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached in a fair housing lawsuit against ZP Realty Capital LLC; 1411 Apt. LLC; landlord and broker Zev Pollak; and building superintendent Eldina Balic. The federal lawsuit, filed […]

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Opening Acts: February 27, 2020

Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination at Parkchester CREDIT REQUIREMENT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST MAN WITH 100% RENTAL SUBSIDY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that K.H., a man living with HIV, filed a lawsuit against Parkchester Preservation Company and its managing agent, Parkchester Preservation Management, LLC, alleging housing discrimination prohibited by New York City […]

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Opening Acts: February 14, 2020

FHJC ANNOUNCES NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY “≤” ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TO RUN APRIL 24-26 AT FIVE ANGELS THEATER The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is proud to announce the world premiere of a new play. “≤” [Less Than or Equal To] is a collection of provocative monologues about housing discrimination, inspired by real life stories. The play poses a question […]

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