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Opening Acts Newsletter: December 3, 2013

Accessibility Workshop to Focus on Federal Design and Construction Requirements Still Time to Register for December 12th Workshop On Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is sponsoring a free workshop on accessibility at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) located at 365 […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: October 15, 2013

Court Approves Settlement in Race Discrimination Case $110,000 and Injunctive Relief Ordered to Halt Discriminatory Practices On September 27, 2013, Federal Magistrate Joan M. Azrack approved a settlement resolving a rental discrimination case filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers earlier this year. The lawsuit alleged that the owners […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: September 24, 2013

FHJC Presents New Fair Housing Documentary There is Still Time to Reserve a Seat for the October 3rd Premiere Next week, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will premiere a new documentary on fair housing. The film, entitled A Matter of Place, shines a bright light on housing discrimination, one of the most shrouded and […]

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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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