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 Newsletter: August 19, 2013

Study Finds Housing Program Perpetuates Segregation Report Advocates Changes to Expand Housing Choice and Reduce Segregation On August 19, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released a report entitled Choice Constrained, Segregation Maintained: Using Federal Tax Credits to Provide Affordable Housing. The report is based on an analysis of ten years of data on […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: August 8, 2013

Suit Alleges Disability Discrimination by National Builder AVR Realty Opts for Aesthetics Over Accessibility On August 8, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Suzanne Vilchez, a paralyzed woman who uses a wheelchair, filed a lawsuit in federal court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that a national housing developer, along with its architects and engineers, engaged in […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: August 2, 2013

Flatbush Landlord Accused of Racial Bias FHJC Investigation Documents Race Discrimination in Gentrifying Buildings On August 2, 2013, the FHJC and four African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of apartment buildings located in Brooklyn discriminate against African Americans. The case resulted from an investigation […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: June 28, 2013

Sunnyside Race Discrimination Case Settled Agreement Extends Remedy to Other Rental Buildings in NYC On June 27, 2013, Federal District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf approved a settlement resolving a fair housing lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers against the owners and managers of an apartment building located […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: June 5, 2013

FHJC Welcomes Kumiki Gibson as New Executive Director The Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kumiki Gibson, a dedicated and experienced civil rights lawyer, as its Executive Director. Prior to joining the FHJC, Ms. Gibson served as Commissioner of the New York State Division […]