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Opening Acts: March 30, 2022

NYS Fair Housing Network Responds to Proposed Increase in Enforcement Funding ADDITIONAL $3M FOR TESTING INCLUDED IN ONE-HOUSE BUDGET In response to the New York State Senate’s inclusion of additional fair housing enforcement funding in the current One-House budget, FHJC has joined the other member organizations of the New York State Fair Housing Network and […]

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Opening Acts: February 7, 2022

NY Fair Housing Network Calls for Expansion of Successful Pilot Program STATEWIDE COALITION REQUESTS $15M OVER 5 YEARS Below is a joint statement issued this week by member organizations of the New York Fair Housing Network.   Supporters of the Fair Housing Justice Center are strongly urged to contact their State Senator and Assembly member […]

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A Message from FHJC Policy Coordinator Britny McKenzie

Get Counted! Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes its constitutional duty to establish a record of the entire population of the country.  The census poses questions to each household aimed at gathering every person’s geographic location while logging characteristics such as age, sex, marital status, race, income, education, and languages spoken at home. […]

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A Message From Our Board of Directors

Statement of Support and a Call to Action – Black Lives Matter The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) condemns the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Jamar Clark, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and many others who have lost their lives through police violence. We stand in solidarity with all those around […]

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Opening Acts: March 26, 2020

FHJC Critical of New York City’s Assessment of Fair Housing WHERE WE LIVE NYC DRAFT PLAN DEEPLY FLAWED In January 2020, the City of New York and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) released the Where We Live NYC Draft Plan for public review. The 216-page report is the culmination of a two-year Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process to […]

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Opening Acts: March 25, 2020

FHJC Opposes HUD’s Proposed AFH Rule RULE WOULD ROLL BACK PROGRESS ON FAIR HOUSING On January 14, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)released a proposed Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) rule that would dramatically weaken how HUD and local jurisdictions fulfill their statutory duty to affirmatively further fair housing under the federal Fair […]

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Opening Acts: December 12, 2019

ERASE RACISM AND FHJC ISSUE FIVE-POINT PLAN TO ADDRESS HOUSING DISCRIMINATION Release of the Plan Coincides with a Hearing Being Held Jointly Today by Three New York State Senate Committees ERASE Racism and the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) today issued a five-point plan calling on government and the real estate industry to address housing […]

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Opening Acts: August 29, 2019

PROPOSED HUD RULE WOULD HOBBLE FAIR HOUSING ENFORCEMENT FHJC JOINS NATIONWIDE CALL FOR ACTION On Monday August 19th, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed rule that would make it nearly impossible to use a well-established legal theory to prosecute housing discrimination cases. “Disparate impact” is a legal tool used to challenge facially neutral […]

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An Urgent Call to Build the Beloved Community

FHJC’S RESPONSE TO RECENT ACTS OF HATE AND INTOLERANCE This past month, our nation witnessed horrific acts of violence that were clearly motivated by hate in the form of racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism.  We join others in mourning the loss of lives in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. We open our hearts to all who endured or were touched or […]

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