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Opening Acts: February 14, 2020

FHJC ANNOUNCES NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY “≤” ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TO RUN APRIL 24-26 AT FIVE ANGELS THEATER The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is proud to announce the world premiere of a new play. “≤” [Less Than or Equal To] is a collection of provocative monologues about housing discrimination, inspired by real life stories. The play poses a question […]

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Opening Acts: February 5, 2020

DAY OF ACTION FOR STATEWIDE SOURCE OF INCOME PROTECTIONS JOIN FHJC AND COALITION IN ALBANY FOR LOBBYING EFFORT FEB 11TH Next Tuesday, February 11th, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will take part in a Day of Action in Albany, advocating for education and enforcement resources for New York’s new statewide law banning housing discrimination […]

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January 30, 2020

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR CUOMO NEW YORK FAIR HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS RESPOND TO STATEWIDE PROPOSALS IN THE WAKE OF “NEWSDAY” STORY Today the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and New York’s five other full-service fair housing organizations released a joint response to the proposals Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office has made to combat housing discrimination in […]

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Opening Acts: January 23, 2020

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR NEWSDAY DOCUMENTARY SCREENING MONDAY JANUARY 27 NYC NEWS ICON ARTHUR BROWNE: “THE MOST REVEALING, SOCIALLY RELEVANT PROJECT OF MY CAREER.” Seats are still available for Monday night’s screening and panel discussion of Testing the Divide, the companion documentary to Newsday’s Long Island Divided, the most exhaustive report on housing discrimination ever […]

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Opening Acts: January 15, 2020

PANEL MODERATOR CONFIRMED FOR DOCUMENTARY SCREENING Rutgers Law Professor Elise Boddie to Host Panel Discussion The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is thrilled to announce that Rutgers Law Professor and civil rights expert Elise Boddie will be the host and moderator for their screening of Newsday’s documentary Testing the Divide, part of the groundbreaking report […]

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Opening Acts: January 9, 2020

LIES THAT BEGIN WITH THE PHRASE “TO BE HONEST…” FHJC Investigation Finds Astoria Apartment Building Unwelcoming to African American Renters Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that 34-08 30th Street LLC, property owners Svetozar and Klara Tatkovic, and building superintendent […]

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Opening Acts: January 6, 2020

FHJC Hosts Screening of Newsday’s Testing the Divide DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION TO BE HELD JANUARY 27 AT HUNTER COLLEGE The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will host a free screening of the Newsday documentary Testing the Divide at the Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College. The documentary is part of Newsday’s groundbreaking story […]

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Opening Acts: December 12, 2019

ERASE RACISM AND FHJC ISSUE FIVE-POINT PLAN TO ADDRESS HOUSING DISCRIMINATION Release of the Plan Coincides with a Hearing Being Held Jointly Today by Three New York State Senate Committees ERASE Racism and the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) today issued a five-point plan calling on government and the real estate industry to address housing […]

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Opening Acts: November 20, 2019

The Cost of Renting While Black FHJC INVESTIGATION REVEALED BLACK TESTERS QUOTED $50-150 MORE PER MONTH IN RENT THAN WHITE TESTERS FOR THE SAME APARTMENTS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and four African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that the owners, employees, and agents of two rental […]

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Opening Acts: November 18, 2019

Newsday ‘s “Long Island Divided” Details Racially Discriminatory Sales Practices FHJC CALLS ON NYS DIVISION OF LICENSING SERVICES TO INVESTIGATE CONDUCT OF REAL ESTATE LICENSEES TESTED On November 17, Newsday, which has the largest circulation of any suburban newspaper in the nation, released the results of a three-year undercover investigation into real estate sales practices on […]

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