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: September 1, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination at Spring Creek Towers On August 31, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two women with rental subsidies filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court alleging that Starrett City, Inc. and Grenadier Realty Corp. are discriminating against prospective renters based on source of income in […]

Opening Acts: August 31, 2015

M&T Bank and FHJC Resolve Fair Housing Case Bank Pays $485,000 and Changes Lending Practices Today, Federal District Judge Katherine D. Forrest signed a settlement agreement which resolves a lawsuit filed in February by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and nine African American, Hispanic, South Asian and white testers against the M&T Bank Corporation.   […]

Opening Acts: August 27, 2015

Disability Case Settles for $1.3 Million Agreement Creates Accessibility Fund On August 27, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood signed an order resolving a disability discrimination lawsuit involving the improper design and construction of two multi-family residential developments, Powell Cove Estates in Queens County and Overlook Pointe in Dutchess County.  In August, 2013, the […]

Opening Acts: July 21, 2015

Westchester Landlord Alters Rental Practices and Pays $150,000 African American Woman to Obtain Apartment, Damages, and Free Rent for 2 Years On July 16, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel signed an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit involving rental housing in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County. The complaint, filed in December […]

Opening Acts: May 19, 2015

Race Discrimination Case Settled $100,000 and Injunctive Relief Ordered; Astoria Real Estate Firm Agrees to Comply with Fair Housing Laws   On May 18, 2015, Federal Magistrate Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. approved a settlement resolving a rental discrimination case filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a white woman, and three African American testers in November 2014.  The […]