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: January 16, 2015

FHJC Documents Racially Discriminatory Practices at Brooklyn Apartment Building  African Americans Quoted Higher Rents than Whites On January 16, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (SDNY) alleging that the owner of a 43-unit apartment building located at 710 Avenue S in the […]

Opening Acts: December 15, 2014

Settlement Aimed at Making Rental Housing Accessible to Persons with Disabilities Order Covers 4,500 apartments; Defendants Pay Up to $2 Million to Resolve Lawsuit On December 10, 2014, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed earlier this year against a major New […]

Opening Acts: December 12, 2014

Settlement Ensures Non-Discrimination in Senior Living Residences and Adult Home Facility Defendants Pay $297,500 to Resolve Fair Housing Lawsuit On December 11, 2014, federal Magistrate Ronald L. Ellis signed an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) against the owners and operators of four senior living residences located in […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: December 9, 2014

Westchester Landlord Sued for Housing Discrimination Race Discrimination at Suburban Apartment Complex is “Just the way it goes” On December 8, 2014, an African American woman who applied to rent an apartment, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), and two African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (SDNY) alleging that the owners and […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: November 24, 2014

Housing Discrimination Alleged in Astoria, Queens  FHJC Testing Investigation Uncovers Racial Bias in Rental Practices On November 24, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), three African American testers, and a white renter who used the services of a real estate firm to locate an apartment filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (EDNY) alleging […]