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Opening Acts: July 17, 2019

Apartments For Rent… For Whites Only? FHJC TESTING YIELDS EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN RENTERS AT BROOKLYN APARTMENT BUILDING Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and five African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that ZP Realty Capital LLC; 1411 Apt. LLC; landlord and broker Zev Pollak; and […]

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Opening Acts: July 10, 2019

Eastchester Landlord Settles Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination AGREEMENT ENSURES FUTURE COMPLIANCE WITH FAIR HOUSING LAWS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement that resolves a fair housing lawsuit filed against Westchester landlord New Property Associates LLC, management company Active Management Inc., and a building superintendent. The federal lawsuit, filed in September 2018 […]

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Opening Acts – June 06, 2019

Fair Housing Education and Outreach Grant Awarded FHJC TO PRODUCE AN ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) received a $125,000 one-year Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) grant from the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds will be used to create, produce, and perform […]

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Opening Acts: May 23, 2019

Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Design and Construct Accessible Rental Housing FHJC INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS INACCESSIBLE FEATURES IN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN APARTMENT BUILDINGS On May 23, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleging that a major New York developer failed to design and […]

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Opening Acts: April 3, 2019

New York State Outlaws Source of Income Discrimination TENANTS WITH RENTAL SUBSIDIES PROTECTED BY CIVIL RIGHTS LAW The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a major policy victory for housing and civil rights advocates this past weekend when the New York State legislature passed the Lawful Source of Income Anti-Discrimination Act of 2019 as part of the State […]

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Opening Acts: March 19, 2019

Fair Housing Groups Settle Lawsuit with Facebook HISTORIC AGREEMENT AIMED AT ENSURING FACEBOOK PLATFORM PROVIDES NONDISCRIMINATORY ADVERTISING TO 210 MILLION USERS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached with Facebook to resolve a federal lawsuit filed by the FHJC, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA),the Miami-based Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), and theFair […]

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Opening Acts: February 8, 2019

Luxury Real Estate Developer Sued for Disability Discrimination in New Rental Buildings FHJC Investigation Documents Inaccessible Features On February 7, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging that a top developer of luxury multi-family housing failed to design and construct two rental […]

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Opening Acts: December 17, 2018

Fair Housing Lawsuits Settled Involving Operators of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities FHJC CASES ACHIEVED SYSTEMIC CHANGE AIMED AT ENSURING DEAF PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO ASL INTERPRETERS AND OTHER AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached with the remaining defendants in in a […]

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Opening Acts: October 26, 2018

Source of Income Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Man with Disability Using a Rental Subsidy Refused Service and Steered to the Bronx A man living with AIDS who attempted to rent an apartment using a rental subsidy filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against 165 Sherman Avenue, L.L.C., PMG Real Estate Corp. and Pablo M. […]

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Opening Acts: October 25, 2018

Injunction Allows Woman to Return Home COURT ORDER PROTECTS FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS OF ELDERLY WOMAN WITH DISABILITIES On September 10, 2018, Federal District Judge Vernon S. Broderick granted, in part, a preliminary injunction in connection to a federal lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two individual plaintiffs alleging that New York […]

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