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Opening Acts Newsletter: May 21, 2014

Woodlawn Landlord Turns Away African Americans FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Discriminatory Practices On May 21, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a landlord who controls rental housing in the Bronx discriminates against African Americans. The suit alleges that J.J.A. Holding Corporation […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 21, 2014

Durst Organization Sued for Failing to Build Accessible Housing Accessibility Cases in NYC Stem from FHJC Testing Investigations On April 16, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a major developer and architectural firm, both based in New York […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 11, 2014

Town of Oyster Bay Sued for Racially Discriminatory Affordable Housing Programs Evidence from FHJC Investigation Turned Over to U.S. Attorney On April 10, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a predominantly white suburban Nassau County community, a public […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: March 19, 2014

United States Alleges Disability Discrimination by Major NYC Developer and Architects Results of FHJC Testing Investigation Provided to U.S. Attorney On March 17, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a major developer and architects based in New York […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: March 5, 2014

Brooklyn Race Discrimination Case Settled Settlement Applies to 16 Rental Buildings; Landlord Pays $212,000 On March 3, 2014, federal Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak signed an order resolving a housing discrimination case. The apartment owners and managers, while denying liability, agreed to comply with fair housing laws and implement procedures to ensure non-discrimination in their rental […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: December 16, 2013

Westchester County Landlord to Pay $92,000 for Discriminating Against African American Renters Case Filed by U.S. Attorney’s Office Based on FHJC Testing On December 2, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of the United States alleging that the owner of […]

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Opening Acts Newletter: December 10, 2013

Court Finds Garden City Engaged in Racially Discriminatory Land-Use and Zoning Practices Nassau County Suburb Violated Fair Housing Act On December 6, 2013, Federal District Judge Arthur D. Spatt issued a decision finding that the Garden City Board of Trustees and the Village of Garden City violated the federal Fair Housing Act by engaging in […]

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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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