The mission of the FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER (FHJC), is to eliminate housing discrimination; promote polices that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws.


Opening Acts: February 23, 2023

FHJC Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination at Newly Constructed Astoria Apartment Building ARCHITECT DEFENDANT PREVIOUSLY DISCIPLINED FOR ACCESSIBILITY VIOLATIONS Yesterday, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court (EDNY) alleging disability discrimination in the design and construction of Astor on 3rd, a newly constructed 60-unit multi-family rental building in […]

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

A Public Statement from FHJC Policy Coordinator Britny McKenzie (The full footnoted version of this statement can be viewed and downloaded here.) The United States’ history of discrimination and residential segregation is long and painful. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was signed into law during the summer of the 1968 race riots and seven days […]

Opening Acts: January 17, 2023

New York Fair Housing Network Responds to State of the State Address STATEWIDE COALITION APPLAUDS GOVERNOR’S COMMITMENT TO FAIR HOUSING Below is a joint statement issued by the New York Fair Housing Network in response to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2023 State of the State address: “The New York State Fair Housing Network applauds Governor Kathy […]

Opening Acts: January 12, 2023

Brokers Beware: “We’re On To You!” HIDDEN DISCRIMINATION UNCOVERED THROUGH COORDINATED EFFORTS BY FAIR HOUSING GROUPS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a new state court lawsuit against three licensed real estate agents working with the online real estate company Finders NYC and the real estate company itself. The lawsuit alleges the agents […]

The FHJC’s Remarkable 2022!

Throughout 2022, the FHJC pursued its mission across New York City, where it is the only full-service fair housing organization, and the surrounding seven counties. These accomplishments are only possible with the help of our donors. Major achievements and developments we’ve accomplished this year include: Passage of a package of laws designed to combat housing […]