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Opening Acts: March 24, 2020

FHJC Continues To Fight Housing Discrimination While Helping To Reduce The Spread Of The COVID-19 Virus The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) extends its best wishes to our friends and supporters as we all deal with the extraordinary challenges of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. FHJC staff are safe and have been working from home since Monday, March 16. […]

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Opening Acts: March 11, 2020

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss FHJC’S ACCESSIBILITY CASE MOVES FORWARD On March 9, 2020, Federal District Judge Analisa Torres denied a motion to dismiss in connection to a federal lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) alleging that JDS Development LLC; 616 First Avenue LLC; 202 8th LLC; SHOP Architects LLP; Property Markets […]

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Opening Acts: March 9, 2020

Race Discrimination Lawsuit Settles COURT-ORDERED AGREEMENT INCLUDES EXTENSIVE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND $300,000 MONETARY RECOVERY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached in a fair housing lawsuit against ZP Realty Capital LLC; 1411 Apt. LLC; landlord and broker Zev Pollak; and building superintendent Eldina Balic. The federal lawsuit, filed […]

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Opening Acts: February 27, 2020

Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination at Parkchester CREDIT REQUIREMENT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST MAN WITH 100% RENTAL SUBSIDY Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that K.H., a man living with HIV, filed a lawsuit against Parkchester Preservation Company and its managing agent, Parkchester Preservation Management, LLC, alleging housing discrimination prohibited by New York City […]

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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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