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Opening Acts: June 24, 2021

Civil Rights Bills Pass New York State Legislature NEW FAIR HOUSING INITIATIVES AWAIT SIGNING BY GOV. ANDREW CUOMO The New York State Legislature has announced the passage of eight new bills to combat housing discrimination and advance the state’s fair housing goals. The bills were part of a legislative package passed by the State Senate […]

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Opening Acts: June 22, 2021

Source of Income Discrimination Alleged at Manhattan Apartment Complex TENANTS WITH RENTAL SUBSIDIES REQUIRED TO HAVE GUARANTORS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Ms. B, a woman using a CityFHEPS voucher to pay her rent, filed a source of income discrimination lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against the property owner 63 […]

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Opening Acts: June 7, 2021

Settlement Reached in Disability Discrimination Case LANDLORD TO MODIFY BRONX BUILDING TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement was reached in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought against landlord 2020 Grand Realty, LLC by Ms. Debora Ramirez, the primary caregiver of an adult daughter who has multiple physical […]

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Opening Acts: June 2, 2021

Lawsuit Alleges Screening Policies at Queens Rental Building are Racially Discriminatory BLANKET POLICY ON CRIMINAL CONVICTION RECORDS ILLEGALLY DENIES HOUSING TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that L. Smith, an African American mother and licensed medical health professional, filed a fair housing lawsuit in the U.S. District Court (SDNY) on […]

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Opening Acts: June 1, 2021

FHJC Resolves Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westchester Community TOWN OF EASTCHESTER AGREES TO END ALL RESIDENCY PREFERENCES AND PAY $635,000 TO SETTLE CASE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement in its federal lawsuit against the Town of Eastchester over racially discriminatory residency preferences in the Town’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and zoning […]

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Opening Acts: May 27, 2021

FHJC Alleges Disability Discrimination at New York City Assisted Living Program FACILITY EXCLUDES PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit alleging that an assisted living facility in Manhattan discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs. Defendant Vista on 5th Corporation owns and operates the Vista on 5th Assisted […]

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Opening Acts: May 26, 2021

CE Credits Approved for Architects at FHJC Accessibility Workshop CONTINUING EDUCATION ENDORSED BY NY STATE BOARD FOR ARCHITECTURE The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has been approved as a sponsor of Continuing Education by the Board for Architecture at the New York State Education Department. Architects who attend FHJC’s upcoming free online workshop on accessibility […]

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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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