19 Buildings, But No Apartments for African Americans On April 18, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and four African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of multiple apartment buildings discriminate against African American renters. The case resulted from an investigation conducted by the […]
FHJC Settles Discrimination Case with NYC Realty Firm On March 15, 2013, federal Judge Deborah Batts signed a settlement agreement resolving FHJC’s housing discrimination lawsuit against Bond NYC Properties Brokerage (Bond), a realty company with over 300 agents. The settlement provides extensive injunctive relief and a total monetary recovery of $212,500. In the settlement, Bond […]
African Americans Unwelcome at Queens Apartment Building On December 5, 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the owner and manager of a 107-unit apartment building located in Sunnyside, Queens discriminate against African American renters. The lawsuit is based on the results of a testing […]
Realty Firms Resolve Housing Discrimination Complaints During 2008 and 2009, New York City real estate agents repeatedly refused to show apartments to a homeless man with disabilities who had income from SSI and a Fixed Income Advantage Voucher (FIAV) upon learning that he did not work and received a rental subsidy and disability-related benefits. The FHJC assisted the […]
Settlement Opens Brooklyn Rental Buildings to African Americans On March 19, 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center and four African American testers filed a federal lawsuit alleging the owners and managers of apartment buildings in Brooklyn were discriminating against African American prospective renters. The lawsuit resulted from a systemic testing investigation conducted in 2010 and […]
Accessible Housing: A Civil Right U.S. Attorney’s Office Enforces Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements In 2006, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) conducted testing investigations at over a dozen newly constructed Manhattan apartment buildings to determine whether they were being designed and constructed in compliance with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. The results of these investigations were referred […]
African Americans Need Not Apply? FHJC Challenges Discriminatory Practices at Two Brooklyn Rental Buildings On March 19, 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and four African American testers filed a federal lawsuit against the owners and manager of two rental buildings located in the predominantly white Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bay Ridge and Gravesend. According to the 2010 Census, both […]
FHJC and Yorktown Settle Housing Discrimination Case Town Eliminates Residency Preference On February 27, 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and the Town of Yorktown filed a consent decree in federal court to resolve a fair housing case. The FHJC and Yorktown are seeking federal court approval of the agreement. The settlement stems from a federal lawsuit filed by the […]
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