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: March 19, 2013

FHJC Settles Discrimination Case with NYC Realty Firm On March 15, 2013, federal Judge Deborah Batts signed a settlement agreement resolving FHJC’s housing discrimination lawsuit against Bond NYC Properties Brokerage (Bond), a realty company with over 300 agents. The settlement provides extensive injunctive relief and a total monetary recovery of $212,500. In the settlement, Bond […]

Accessible Housing Workshop Dates for 2013 Announced

Accessible Housing Workshop Dates scheduled for April 11th and December 12th, 2013 Under the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act passed in 1988, new multifamily residential buildings (built since March 1991) are required to be designed and constructed to provide access to people with disabilities. Despite the existence of these requirements, rental, condominium, and co-op buildings […]

Press Release: December 5, 2012

FHJC Rental Testing Reveals Race Discrimination New York, NY – On December 5, 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the owner and manager of a 107-unit apartment building located in Sunnyside, Queens discriminate against African American renters. The lawsuit is based on the results of […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: October 26, 2012

Realty Firms Resolve Housing Discrimination Complaints During 2008 and 2009, New York City real estate agents repeatedly refused to show apartments to a homeless man with disabilities who had income from SSI and a Fixed Income Advantage Voucher (FIAV) upon learning that he did not work and received a rental subsidy and disability-related benefits. The FHJC assisted the […]

Opening Acts Newsletter: October 23, 2012

Settlement Opens Brooklyn Rental Buildings to African Americans On March 19, 2012, the Fair Housing Justice Center and four African American testers filed a federal lawsuit alleging the owners and managers of apartment buildings in Brooklyn were discriminating against African American prospective renters. The lawsuit resulted from a systemic testing investigation conducted in 2010 and […]