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Opening Acts: July 17, 2019

Apartments For Rent… For Whites Only? FHJC TESTING YIELDS EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICAN RENTERS AT BROOKLYN APARTMENT BUILDING Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and five African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that ZP Realty Capital LLC; 1411 Apt. LLC; landlord and broker Zev Pollak; and […]

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Opening Acts: July 10, 2019

Eastchester Landlord Settles Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination AGREEMENT ENSURES FUTURE COMPLIANCE WITH FAIR HOUSING LAWS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a settlement that resolves a fair housing lawsuit filed against Westchester landlord New Property Associates LLC, management company Active Management Inc., and a building superintendent. The federal lawsuit, filed in September 2018 […]

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Opening Acts – June 06, 2019

Fair Housing Education and Outreach Grant Awarded FHJC TO PRODUCE AN ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) received a $125,000 one-year Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI) grant from the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds will be used to create, produce, and perform […]

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Opening Acts: May 23, 2019

Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Design and Construct Accessible Rental Housing FHJC INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS INACCESSIBLE FEATURES IN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN APARTMENT BUILDINGS On May 23, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York alleging that a major New York developer failed to design and […]

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Source of Income Discrimination: Enforcing New York State’s New Housing Discrimination Law

Join us for a panel discussion about legal strategies, investigative approaches, and types of remedies that can be obtained in source of income discrimination cases. Sponsored by the Fair Housing Justice Center and CUNY Law School Wednesday, June 19th  2PM – 4:30PM CUNY Law School 2 Court Square, Room 1/203 Long Island City, NY, 11101 […]

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Acting for Justice: J.J.’s Story

For J.J., being a fair housing tester is a matter of living her values. J.J. was raised with a strong belief system, one she continues to live out as an adult. Whenever an opportunity arises, J.J.’s goal is to give back, in both big and small ways. Therefore, the opportunity become a tester in the […]

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Opening Acts: April 3, 2019

New York State Outlaws Source of Income Discrimination TENANTS WITH RENTAL SUBSIDIES PROTECTED BY CIVIL RIGHTS LAW The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a major policy victory for housing and civil rights advocates this past weekend when the New York State legislature passed the Lawful Source of Income Anti-Discrimination Act of 2019 as part of the State […]

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Opening Acts: March 19, 2019

Fair Housing Groups Settle Lawsuit with Facebook HISTORIC AGREEMENT AIMED AT ENSURING FACEBOOK PLATFORM PROVIDES NONDISCRIMINATORY ADVERTISING TO 210 MILLION USERS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached with Facebook to resolve a federal lawsuit filed by the FHJC, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA),the Miami-based Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), and theFair […]

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Opening Acts: February 8, 2019

Luxury Real Estate Developer Sued for Disability Discrimination in New Rental Buildings FHJC Investigation Documents Inaccessible Features On February 7, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging that a top developer of luxury multi-family housing failed to design and construct two rental […]

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Opening Acts: January 31, 2019

Fair Housing and Affordable Housing Advocates Propose Policy Initiatives to Close the Divide in Housing in NYC Region REPORT BY REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE ADVANCES A POLICY AGENDA FOCUSED ON AFFORDABILITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION On January 31, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) released new policy agenda, titled “Closing the […]

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