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Opening Acts Newsletter: August 28, 2013

Lawsuit Alleges Racial Discrimination at Nassau County Apartment Building  Sign Says “Apartment for Rent,” But Not to African Americans On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), ERASE Racism, and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of an apartment building […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: August 19, 2013

Study Finds Housing Program Perpetuates Segregation Report Advocates Changes to Expand Housing Choice and Reduce Segregation On August 19, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released a report entitled Choice Constrained, Segregation Maintained: Using Federal Tax Credits to Provide Affordable Housing. The report is based on an analysis of ten years of data on […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: August 8, 2013

Suit Alleges Disability Discrimination by National Builder AVR Realty Opts for Aesthetics Over Accessibility On August 8, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Suzanne Vilchez, a paralyzed woman who uses a wheelchair, filed a lawsuit in federal court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that a national housing developer, along with its architects and engineers, engaged in […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: August 2, 2013

Flatbush Landlord Accused of Racial Bias FHJC Investigation Documents Race Discrimination in Gentrifying Buildings On August 2, 2013, the FHJC and four African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of apartment buildings located in Brooklyn discriminate against African Americans. The case resulted from an investigation […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: June 28, 2013

Sunnyside Race Discrimination Case Settled Agreement Extends Remedy to Other Rental Buildings in NYC On June 27, 2013, Federal District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf approved a settlement resolving a fair housing lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers against the owners and managers of an apartment building located […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: June 5, 2013

FHJC Welcomes Kumiki Gibson as New Executive Director The Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kumiki Gibson, a dedicated and experienced civil rights lawyer, as its Executive Director. Prior to joining the FHJC, Ms. Gibson served as Commissioner of the New York State Division […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: May 29, 2013

FHJC Investigation Uncovers Discrimination in Senior Living Residences On May 29, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a lawsuit in federal court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of five independent senior living residences with more than 600 apartments discriminate on the basis of disability, religion, and race. The FHJC alleges that […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: May 2, 2013

Bronx Co-op Community Welcomes All Buyers Discriminatory Reference Rule Abolished May 1, 2013, District Court Judge Robert P. Patterson, Jr. approved a settlement between the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and the Edgewater Park Owners Cooperative, Inc. (EPOC). The agreement resolves a lawsuit filed in February 2010 in which the FHJC alleged that two housing […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 29,2013

FHJC Investigation Exposes Racial Bias at Bay Ridge Apartment Building April 29, 2013 The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of an apartment building in Brooklyn discriminate against African American renters. This case resulted from an undercover testing […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 25, 2013

FHJC Uncovers Separate and Unequal Track at LeFrak On April 25, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and a woman living with AIDS who applied to rent an apartment at the 5000-unit LeFrak City complex filed a lawsuit in federal district court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that one of the nation’s largest landlords discriminates on the […]

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