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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: October 8, 2020

United States Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Staten Island Realty Firm for Race Discrimination DOJ TESTING PROGRAM DOCUMENTS REALTOR CONDUCT THAT TREATED PROSPECTIVE RENTERS DIFFERENTLY BASED ON RACE On September 30, the United State Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal fair housing lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York alleging that Village Realty […]

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Opening Acts: October 7, 2020

Settlement Reached in Co-op Discrimination Case CO-OP SHAREHOLDER ALLEGED APPLICANTS TO SUBLET HIS APARTMENT FACED DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE AND NATIONAL ORIGIN On September 24, the New York State Division on Human Rights (NYSDHR) approved a conciliation agreement resolving a housing discrimination complaint filed by an apartment owner and shareholder at a 20-unit housing cooperative […]

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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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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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