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Opening Acts May 12, 2021

FHJC Hosts Accessibility Design and Construction Workshops REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ONLINE TRAINING WITH NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERTS Since 1991, it has been illegal to build multifamily housing that does not comply with accessibility requirements set forth in the federal Fair Housing Act. Yet despite being in place for thirty years, these requirements are often violated in […]

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Opening Acts: April 27, 2021

FHJC Settles Design and Construction Case REMEDY REQUIRES RETROFITS IN FOUR BUILDINGS, MORE ACCESSIBLE APARTMENTS, AND $950,000 IN MONETARY RELIEF Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center announced a settlement that resolves a federal lawsuit against developers The Rabsky Group LLC; Purvis Holdings LLC; North-Driggs Holdings, LLC; North Plaza Holdings LLC; engineering firm Salamon Engineering PLLC; […]

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Opening Acts: April 13, 2021

Civil Rights Lawsuits Filed Against Major Operators of Residential Treatment Facilities FHJC TESTING INVESTIGATION EXPOSES SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DEAF PEOPLE IN NEW YORK Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed two federal lawsuits alleging disability discrimination by operators of residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation residences located in New York. The lawsuits allege that Defendants […]

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Opening Acts: April 5, 2021

Together We Can End Housing Discrimination NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR FAIR HOUSING MONTH April is National Fair Housing Month.  This year, the Fair Housing Justice Center is unveiling a new social media campaign, “Together We Can End Housing Discrimination,” aimed at enlisting allies in the fight to end housing discrimination in the New […]

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Opening Acts: March 12, 2021

Disability Discrimination Case Resolved SETTLEMENT CREATES ACCESSIBLE HOUSING, PREVENTS FUTURE DISCRIMINATION, AND INCLUDES MONETARY RELIEF OF $2.9 MILLION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has reached a resolution with defendants JDS Development LLC; 616 First Avenue LLC; 202 8th LLC; SHoP Architects LLP; Property Markets Group, Inc. (PMG); Werber Management, Inc., and 202 Park Slope LLC of a […]

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Opening Acts: March 5, 2021

Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleges Disability Discrimination FHJC INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS INACCESSIBLE FEATURES AT BROOKLYN SKYSCRAPER Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York alleging that a major New York real estate developer, an architectural firm, and a building owner failed to design and construct a rental building in […]

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Opening Acts: February 5, 2021

Lawsuit Alleges  Interracial Couple Discouraged from Buying a Home in Midwood BROKER TOLD THEM THEY “WOULD NOT BE COMFORTABLE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD” Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that Kaseim Tripp, an African American man, and his wife, Kimberly Rosario, an Afro-Puerto Rican woman, filed a lawsuit against Elite Connect Real Estate, Inc., […]

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Opening Acts: January 7, 2021

Astoria Race Discrimination Case Settles COURT-ORDERED AGREEMENT INCLUDES  INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND $70,000  Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached in a fair housing lawsuit against 34-08 30th Street LLC and Svetozar Tatkovic. The federal lawsuit, filed on January 9, 2020 by the FHJC and two African American testers, alleged […]

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Opening Acts: December 18, 2020

Disability Discrimination Alleged in Lawsuit BRONX LANDLORD REFUSED TO MODIFY HOUSING TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE TO A TENANT AND HER ADULT DAUGHTER WITH DISABILITIES On November 10, 2020, Ms. Debora Ramirez filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court for Southern District of New York against her landlord, 2020 Grand Realty, LLC.  Ms. Ramirez alleges her […]

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Opening Acts: November 9, 2020

FHJC’s Case Alleging Racially Discriminatory Residency Preferences Moves Forward FEDERAL COURT RULES AGAINST TOWN OF EASTCHESTER; DENIES MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT On September 28, 2020, the Honorable Judge Vincent L. Briccetti denied the Town of Eastchester’s motion for summary judgment in full.  On October 15, Judge Briccetti read his decision over the phone to the […]

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