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Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

A Public Statement from FHJC Policy Coordinator Britny McKenzie (The full footnoted version of this statement can be viewed and downloaded here.) The United States’ history of discrimination and residential segregation is long and painful. The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was signed into law during the summer of the 1968 race riots and seven days […]

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Opening Acts: January 17, 2023

New York Fair Housing Network Responds to State of the State Address STATEWIDE COALITION APPLAUDS GOVERNOR’S COMMITMENT TO FAIR HOUSING Below is a joint statement issued by the New York Fair Housing Network in response to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2023 State of the State address: “The New York State Fair Housing Network applauds Governor Kathy […]

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Opening Acts: January 12, 2023

Brokers Beware: “We’re On To You!” HIDDEN DISCRIMINATION UNCOVERED THROUGH COORDINATED EFFORTS BY FAIR HOUSING GROUPS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced a new state court lawsuit against three licensed real estate agents working with the online real estate company Finders NYC and the real estate company itself. The lawsuit alleges the agents […]

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The FHJC’s Remarkable 2022!

Throughout 2022, the FHJC pursued its mission across New York City, where it is the only full-service fair housing organization, and the surrounding seven counties. These accomplishments are only possible with the help of our donors. Major achievements and developments we’ve accomplished this year include: Passage of a package of laws designed to combat housing […]

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Opening Acts: November 2, 2022

Settlement Reached in Accessibility Case DEFENDANTS WILL PAY $700,000 AND MAKE EXTENSIVE RETROFITS AT LONG ISLAND CITY RENTAL BUILDING On November 1, federal Judge Gregory H. Woods signed an order agreeing to retain court jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement between the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), owner Purves Street Owners, LLC,; developer Brause Realty, […]

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Opening Acts: October 28, 2022

Registration Still Open for Webinar on Accessibility in Design and Construction FREE TRAINING SESSION WITH NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERTS ON NOVEMBER 3RD There is still time to register for Accessible Housing: A Civil Right, a free webinar being hosted by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC). This webinar is being offered to increase awareness of accessibility […]

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Opening Acts: October 24, 2022

FHJC Board Elects New Officers EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE ADVANCING FAIR HOUSING MISSION The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is pleased to announce its newly elected slate of officers. President Anne Nacinovich, Vice President Rev. Dr.Yvette D. Wilson-Barnes, Treasurer Ramsey Chamie, and Secretary Michelle Sullivan-Brady were elected to two-year terms at the most recent meeting […]

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Opening Acts September 26, 2022

FHJC Hosts Accessibility Design and Construction Training REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE WEBINAR WITH NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERTS The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will be hosting a webinar on accessibility requirements in design and construction on Thursday November 3 from 1PM – 4PM ET. This free webinar, entitled Accessible Housing: A Civil Right. will provide detailed and reliable […]

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Opening Acts: August 30, 2022

First Come, First Served (Unless You Have a Voucher)  SOURCE OF INCOME DISCRIMINATION ALLEGED IN NEW FHJC LAWSUIT Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and co-plaintiff Naomi Henderson filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court alleging source of income discrimination at the Brooklyn properties Beach Haven Apartments, located at 9-49 Murdock Court […]

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Opening Acts: August 09, 2022

“No Different Than A ‘Keep-Out’ Sign” DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASE MOVES FORWARD AFTER DENIAL OF MOTION TO DISMISS On August 4, 2022 Federal District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis denied a motion to dismiss and allowed the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) to proceed with a federal lawsuit alleging that property owners 203 Jay St. Associates, LLC, Amtrust Realty Corp., […]

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