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: June 1, 2021

FHJC Resolves Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Westchester Community TOWN OF EASTCHESTER AGREES TO END ALL RESIDENCY PREFERENCES AND PAY $635,000 TO SETTLE CASE Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement in its federal lawsuit against the Town of Eastchester over racially discriminatory residency preferences in the Town’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and zoning […]

Opening Acts: May 27, 2021

FHJC Alleges Disability Discrimination at New York City Assisted Living Program FACILITY EXCLUDES PEOPLE WHO USE WHEELCHAIRS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit alleging that an assisted living facility in Manhattan discriminates against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs. Defendant Vista on 5th Corporation owns and operates the Vista on 5th Assisted […]

Opening Acts: May 26, 2021

CE Credits Approved for Architects at FHJC Accessibility Workshop CONTINUING EDUCATION ENDORSED BY NY STATE BOARD FOR ARCHITECTURE The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) has been approved as a sponsor of Continuing Education by the Board for Architecture at the New York State Education Department. Architects who attend FHJC’s upcoming free online workshop on accessibility […]

Opening Acts May 12, 2021

FHJC Hosts Accessibility Design and Construction Workshops REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ONLINE TRAINING WITH NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERTS Since 1991, it has been illegal to build multifamily housing that does not comply with accessibility requirements set forth in the federal Fair Housing Act. Yet despite being in place for thirty years, these requirements are often violated in […]

Support FHJC During Fair Housing Month

Fair Housing Month 2021 is nearly over, but there’s still time to commemorate it by making a donation to the Fair Housing Justice Center.   The FHJC has seen a string of successes lately, including the package of state fair housing laws recently passed in Albany, substantial settlements in federal cases involving race and disability discrimination, invitations to provide input and […]