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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.

LATEST FROM FHJC

Opening Acts Newsletter: November 3, 2014

No Peace of Mind for Voucher Holders in NYC Landlords, Property Managers, and Real Estate Companies Face Lawsuit Alleging Source of Income Discrimination On October 31, 2014, Ms. B., a single working mother with a Section 8 housing voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that a dozen landlords, property managers, and real […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: October 24, 2014

Landlord Rejects Tenants with Rental Assistance FHJC Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination On October 21, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Barbara S., an African American woman with a Section 8 Housing Voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that the owners and managers of apartment buildings in New York […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: October 6, 2014

FHJC Investigation Verifies Discriminatory Policy at the Sand Castle Apartments in Queens Complaint Alleges Disability and Source of Income Discrimination On September 30, 2014, two men living with symptomatic HIV/AIDS filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that they were denied an opportunity to rent apartments at the Sand Castle Apartments, a 917-unit […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: October 1, 2014

Disability and Source of Income Discrimination Case Settled LeFrak Organization, Inc. Agrees to Pay $262,500 to Resolve Lawsuit On August 20, 2014, Federal Judge Denise L. Cote approved a settlement resolving a rental discrimination case filed in April 2013 by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and a client of Housing Works, Inc.  who sought […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: June 9, 2014

A Matter of Place Wins Awards Kavanagh Productions and FHJC Share Honors Last year, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Kavanagh Productions teamed up to produce a short documentary on housing discrimination called A Matter of Place. The film connects past struggles for fair housing to contemporary incidents of housing bias based on race, […]