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Opening Acts: September 22, 2021

Panelists Announced for FHJC Film Premier Event FILMMAKERS WILL BE JOINED BY FAIR HOUSING EXPERTS AND OTHERS On Wednesday September 29th, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will debut its newly produced original film, “≤” [Less Than or Equal To] during a livestreamed online event. The film screening will be followed by a live online panel […]

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Opening Acts: September 17, 2021

FHJC Presents “Less Than or Equal To” ORIGINAL FILM WILL DEBUT ONLINE SEPTEMBER 29TH The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is proud to announce the upcoming online premier of its newly produced original film, “≤” [Less Than or Equal To], a collection of provocative monologues about housing discrimination, inspired by real life stories. The film poses […]

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Opening Acts: August 16, 2021

Third Session Added for Workshop on Accessibility in Design and Construction FREE TRAINING SESSION WITH NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERTS ON SEPTEMBER 17 The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has added a third session to its series of training sessions, Accessible Housing: A Civil Right. This free workshop is being offered to increase awareness of accessibility laws […]

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Opening Acts: June 24, 2021

Civil Rights Bills Pass New York State Legislature NEW FAIR HOUSING INITIATIVES AWAIT SIGNING BY GOV. ANDREW CUOMO The New York State Legislature has announced the passage of eight new bills to combat housing discrimination and advance the state’s fair housing goals. The bills were part of a legislative package passed by the State Senate […]

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Opening Acts: June 22, 2021

Source of Income Discrimination Alleged at Manhattan Apartment Complex TENANTS WITH RENTAL SUBSIDIES REQUIRED TO HAVE GUARANTORS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Ms. B, a woman using a CityFHEPS voucher to pay her rent, filed a source of income discrimination lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against the property owner 63 […]

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Opening Acts: June 7, 2021

Settlement Reached in Disability Discrimination Case LANDLORD TO MODIFY BRONX BUILDING TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement was reached in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought against landlord 2020 Grand Realty, LLC by Ms. Debora Ramirez, the primary caregiver of an adult daughter who has multiple physical […]

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Opening Acts: June 2, 2021

Lawsuit Alleges Screening Policies at Queens Rental Building are Racially Discriminatory BLANKET POLICY ON CRIMINAL CONVICTION RECORDS ILLEGALLY DENIES HOUSING TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that L. Smith, an African American mother and licensed medical health professional, filed a fair housing lawsuit in the U.S. District Court (SDNY) on […]

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Opening Acts: June 1, 2021

FHJC Resolves Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westchester Community TOWN OF EASTCHESTER AGREES TO END ALL RESIDENCY PREFERENCES AND PAY $635,000 TO SETTLE CASE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement in its federal lawsuit against the Town of Eastchester over racially discriminatory residency preferences in the Town’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and zoning […]

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Opening Acts: May 27, 2021

FHJC Alleges Disability Discrimination at New York City Assisted Living Program FACILITY EXCLUDES PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit alleging that an assisted living facility in Manhattan discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs. Defendant Vista on 5th Corporation owns and operates the Vista on 5th Assisted […]

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Opening Acts: May 26, 2021

CE Credits Approved for Architects at FHJC Accessibility Workshop CONTINUING EDUCATION ENDORSED BY NY STATE BOARD FOR ARCHITECTURE The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has been approved as a sponsor of Continuing Education by the Board for Architecture at the New York State Education Department. Architects who attend FHJC’s upcoming free online workshop on accessibility […]

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