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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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Some Sad News from the FHJC

Dear friends and supporters of the Fair Housing Justice Center, It is with great sorrow that the FHJC announces the sad news of the passing earlier this month of founding board member and former board president Robert Alan Martin, known fondly as Bob to all those who had the good fortune to know him. An […]

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Opening Acts: March 25, 2022

Family with Housing Voucher Reaches Settlement in Discrimination Complaint AGREEMENT INCLUDES NEWLY REMODELED APARTMENT, RENT CREDIT Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached in a housing discrimination complaint filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights against real estate company The Pantiga Group, apartment owner Metropolitan Associates, […]

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Opening Acts: March 24, 2022

Repeat Offender Named in Source of Income Discrimination Lawsuit VOUCHER HOLDERS STILL BEING TURNED AWAY BY PREVIOUSLY-SUED REAL ESTATE AGENCY The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced today that it has filed a source of income discrimination lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against Brooklyn Real Estate companies Zuz Realty Corp. and Zuz Realty […]

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Opening Acts: March 17, 2022

Second Settlement Reached in Residential Rehab Facility Disability Lawsuit ASL INTERPRETERS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO DEAF RESIDENTS The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced today that an additional settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging disability discrimination by operators of residential drug and alcohol rehabilitations residences located […]

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Opening Acts: March 16, 2022

FHJC Releases New ASL Video/Public Service Announcements OUTREACH TO DEAF PEOPLE WHO SEEK HELP FROM RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTERS The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is proud to announce the release of a short educational video and two public service announcements that discuss the fair housing rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons in residential […]

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New Fair Housing Bills – Support Needed!

A Message from FHJC Policy Coordinator Britny McKenzie Over the last several months, the FHJC has shared news of big wins in our Policy work, including numerous new fair housing bills that have been signed into law. We’re excited to report that FOUR MORE bills were just signed into law on Monday, February 28, by […]

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Day of Action February 28 – Build Back Better Act!

A Special Message from FHJC Policy Coordinator Britny McKenzie The Fair Housing Justice Center is teaming up with the National Fair Housing Alliance and other fair housing groups around the country in an organized National Day of Action to ensure that a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to address our nation’s housing crisis doesn’t slip away. Last November, […]

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Opening Acts: February 17, 2022

FHJC Announces New Investigative Program Hires INVESTIGATIVE STAFF NOW LARGEST IN FHJC HISTORY The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is pleased to announce the return of Shaye Belcon as its new National Projects and Investigations Coordinator. Ms. Belcon first entered the fair housing field in 2013, managing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

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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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