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Press Releases

Press Release: March 27, 2018

PRESS CONTACTS: Diane L. Houk, Esq, 212-763-5000, dhouk@ecbalaw.com Katherine Rosenfeld, Esq., 212-763-5000, krosenfeld@ecbalaw.com Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP 600 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020 www.ecbalaw.com Facebook Sued by Civil Rights Groups For Discrimination in Online Housing Advertisements FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018, New York City – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance […]

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FHJC Featured in New Book “The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion”

On November 15, 2017, a new book featuring interviews with several Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) staff members and testers was released, called The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion. Written by Interboro Partners, a New York City-based architecture, planning and research collective led by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, the book explores why […]

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Press Release: August 18, 2017

Ulster Savings and FHJC Resolve Fair Housing Case Today, Ulster Savings Bank (“Ulster Savings”), the Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. (“FHJC”) and three individual plaintiffs all submitted a proposed Settlement Agreement and Order requesting that the federal court in White Plains approve the parties’ settlement of a fair housing and lending case initiated by FHJC. […]

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Press Release: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Woodlawn Landlord Turns Away African Americans FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Discriminatory Practices Bronx, New York – Today, 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 […]

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FHJC Featured on CUNY TV

Brian Lehrer Episode Focuses on NYC Housing Discrimination  On November 20, 2013, the Brian Lehrer show on CUNY TV focused on the state of housing discrimination in New York City. Mr. Lehrer met with Steve Brady and Keith Short, both of whom are featured in the FHJC film “A Matter Of Place”. He also spoke with Fred Freiberg, […]

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Press Release: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“Apartment for Rent” Sign Does Not Apply to African Americans Mineola, NY – 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 in the Village of Mineola discriminate […]

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Press Release: Monday, August 19, 2013

Study Finds Housing Program Perpetuates Segregation Report Advocates Changes to Expand Housing Choice and Reduce Segregation New York, NY – 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, finding that a federal program that produces affordable housing, […]

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Press Release: Thursday, August 8, 2013

National Builder Fails to Design and Construct Accessible Housing AVR Realty Opts for Aesthetics Over Accessibility New York, NY – 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 […]

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Press Release: Monday, August 5, 2013

Flatbush Landlord Accused of Racial Bias FHJC Investigation Documents Race Discrimination in Gentrifying Buildings New York, NY – On August 2, 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 apartment buildings located in Brooklyn discriminate against […]

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Press Release: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FHJC Welcomes Kumiki Gibson as New Executive Director New York, NY – 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 […]

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