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Opening Acts: May 3, 2020

Source of Income Discrimination Alleged at Queens Apartment Building VOUCHER USER TOLD “I DON’T WANT YOU TO COME HERE” The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court alleging source of income discrimination at The Westleigh, a six-story building located at 84-09 35th Avenue in […]

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Opening Acts: May 2, 2022

NYC Changes Background Check Policy for City-Funded Housing Following FHJC Investigation and LAS Lawsuit APPLICANTS NO LONGER AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED FOR JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT Following a federal lawsuit filed by The Legal Aid Society (LAS) with the assistance of testing by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), New York City has enacted changes in its policy regarding […]

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Opening Acts: April 29, 2022

Redfin Agrees to Settlement in Lawsuit Brought by FHJC, LIHS and Other Groups REAL ESTATE GIANT TO MODIFY ITS MINIMUM HOME PRICE POLICY, EXPANDING ACCESS TO SERVICES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) joined the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and seven other […]

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April is Fair Housing Month! 

SUPPORT THE FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER AND OUR FIGHT AGAINST SEGREGATED HOUSING The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is celebrating an important anniversary: 54 years ago, in 1968, the Fair Housing Act was signed into law. In the decade prior, progress on fair housing legislation had long stalled, with efforts largely ignored and passed over […]

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Opening Acts: April 19, 2022

NYS Fair Housing Network Disappointed by Fair Housing Budget Shortfall  PROPOSED ADDITIONAL $3M EXCLUDED FROM FINAL BUDGET In conjunction with the other member organizations of the New York State Fair Housing Network and Enterprise Community Partners, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), has released the following statement in response to the exclusion of flexible fair housing funds […]

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Opening Acts: April 4, 2020

FHJC Appoints First-Ever Director of Development NEW DIRECTOR TO FOCUS ON FUNDRAISING, GRANT MANAGEMENT Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced the hiring of Eric Petersen as its first-ever Director of Development. Mr. Petersen joins FHJC with broad experience in fundraising, and has worked since 2014 at New York based nonprofits with a focus […]

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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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