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Opening Acts: November 9, 2020

FHJC’s Case Alleging Racially Discriminatory Residency Preferences Moves Forward FEDERAL COURT RULES AGAINST TOWN OF EASTCHESTER; DENIES MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT On September 28, 2020, the Honorable Judge Vincent L. Briccetti denied the Town of Eastchester’s motion for summary judgment in full.  On October 15, Judge Briccetti read his decision over the phone to the […]

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Opening Acts: October 29, 2020

Redfin Redlines NATIONAL REAL ESTATE FIRM SUED FOR POLICIES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST BUYERS AND SELLERS OF HOMES IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR On October 28, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), New York City’s Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Hope Fair Housing Center, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Opening Acts: August 20, 2020

Fair Housing Film Festival to Showcase FHJC- Related Documentaries WEEKLONG FESTIVAL PART OF BALTIMORE CIVIL RIGHTS WEEK CELEBRATION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is thrilled to be participating in The Baltimore Office of Equity and Civil Rights’s first ever Fair Housing Film Festival, which will be presented online from August 24 through August 28. […]

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Opening Acts: August 17, 2020

Settlement Reached in Source-of-Income Discrimination Lawsuit DEFENDANTS PAY $207,500 TO RESOLVE FAIR HOUSING CASE On August 14, a settlement was reached in a housing discrimination lawsuit brought against 165 Sherman Avenue, L.L.C., PMG Real Estate Corp. and real estate broker Pablo M. Garcia. The suit was filed in 2018 by Mr. Campbell, a client of […]

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A Message from FHJC Policy Coordinator Britny McKenzie

Get Counted! Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes its constitutional duty to establish a record of the entire population of the country.  The census poses questions to each household aimed at gathering every person’s geographic location while logging characteristics such as age, sex, marital status, race, income, education, and languages spoken at home. […]

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