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Opening Acts: January 23, 2020

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR NEWSDAY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING MONDAY JANUARY 27 NYC NEWS ICON ARTHUR BROWNE: “THE MOST REVEALING, SOCIALLY RELEVANT PROJECT OF MY CAREER.” Seats are still available for Monday night’s screening and panel discussion of Testing the Divide, the companion documentary to Newsday’s Long Island Divided, the most exhaustive report on housing discrimination ever […]

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Opening Acts: January 15, 2020

PANEL MODERATOR CONFIRMED FOR DOCUMENTARY SCREENING Rutgers Law Professor Elise Boddie to Host Panel Discussion The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is thrilled to announce that Rutgers Law Professor and civil rights expert Elise Boddie will be the host and moderator for their screening of Newsday’s documentary Testing the Divide, part of the groundbreaking report […]

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Opening Acts: January 9, 2020

LIES THAT BEGIN WITH THE PHRASE “TO BE HONEST…” FHJC Investigation Finds Astoria Apartment Building Unwelcoming to African American Renters Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that 34-08 30th Street LLC, property owners Svetozar and Klara Tatkovic, and building superintendent […]

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Opening Acts: January 6, 2020

FHJC Hosts Screening of Newsday’s Testing the Divide DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION TO BE HELD JANUARY 27 AT HUNTER COLLEGE The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will host a free screening of the Newsday documentary Testing the Divide at the Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College. The documentary is part of Newsday’s groundbreaking story […]

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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: November 20, 2019

The Cost of Renting While Black FHJC INVESTIGATION REVEALED BLACK TESTERS QUOTED $50-150 MORE PER MONTH IN RENT THAN WHITE TESTERS FOR THE SAME APARTMENTS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and four African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that the owners, employees, and agents of two rental […]

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Opening Acts: November 18, 2019

Newsday ‘s “Long Island Divided” Details Racially Discriminatory Sales Practices FHJC CALLS ON NYS DIVISION OF LICENSING SERVICES TO INVESTIGATE CONDUCT OF REAL ESTATE LICENSEES TESTED On November 17, Newsday, which has the largest circulation of any suburban newspaper in the nation, released the results of a three-year undercover investigation into real estate sales practices on […]

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Opening Acts: November 15, 2019

FHJC Lawsuit Alleges Disability Discrimination INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS INACCESSIBLE FEATURES AT LUXURY APARTMENT BUILDING IN LONG ISLAND CITY On November 13, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleging that two major New York developers, an architectural firm, and a building owner failed to design […]

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Opening Acts: October 10, 2019

Plaintiffs Prevail: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE MOVES FORWARD On September 30, 2019 Federal District Judge Vernon S. Broderick denied a motion to dismiss in connection to a federal lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two individual plaintiffs alleging that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) […]

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Opening Acts October 4, 2019

FHJC Announces Statewide Day of Action Thursday Oct 10th FHJC Announces Statewide Day of Action Thursday Oct 10th Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced it was spearheading a coordinated effort to push back against a proposed a rule change by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would substantially weaken enforcement […]

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