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: October 23, 2020

Can We Eradicate Racism in Residential Real Estate? POLICY PAPER EMPHASIZES NEED FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGES WITHIN REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released the first in a series of short policy papers that are aimed at addressing this issue of systemic racism in the real estate industry. This policy paper, entitled […]

Opening Acts: October 21, 2020

US Settles Disability Discrimination Lawsuit DEVELOPER REQUIRED TO INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY IN 71 BUILDINGS ENCOMPASSING MORE THAN 6,000 APARTMENTS On October 15, U.S. District Judge Lewis J. Liman approved a settlement in a fair housing case brought by Department of Justice on behalf of the United States. The Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District […]

Opening Acts: October 16, 2020

Disability Discrimination Alleged at Brooklyn Apartment Building OWNER AND MANAGER REFUSE TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS THAT WOULD PROVIDE ACCESSIBILITY TO TENANT WITH DISABILITIES   On October 2, a lawsuit was filed in the New York State Supreme Court of Kings County alleging disability discrimination at an 82-unit apartment building in Brooklyn. The plaintiff, Ms. Junia Chapman, […]

Opening Acts: October 8, 2020

United States Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Staten Island Realty Firm for Race Discrimination DOJ TESTING PROGRAM DOCUMENTS REALTOR CONDUCT THAT TREATED PROSPECTIVE RENTERS DIFFERENTLY BASED ON RACE On September 30, the United State Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal fair housing lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York alleging that Village Realty […]

Opening Acts: October 7, 2020

Settlement Reached in Co-op Discrimination Case CO-OP SHAREHOLDER ALLEGED APPLICANTS TO SUBLET HIS APARTMENT FACED DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE AND NATIONAL ORIGIN On September 24, the New York State Division on Human Rights (NYSDHR) approved a conciliation agreement resolving a housing discrimination complaint filed by an apartment owner and shareholder at a 20-unit housing cooperative […]