Acting for Justice.
Impacting Lives.

The FHJC works to eliminate housing discrimination; promote polices that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws.
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Report Housing Discrimination

If you think you are experiencing housing discrimination, contact the FHJC. We will help sort out the facts and provide you with information about your rights and options under fair housing laws. You can also contact us if you know about housing discrimination that is happening to others. The information you give us is confidential and it can be provided anonymously if you prefer. Our counseling and investigative services are provided for free, with no regard for income.

What We Do

More than half a century after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, housing discrimination and residential segregation continue to plague cities and communities across the nation, perpetuating a vicious cycle of disparity. The FHJC’s programs aim to systematically eliminate housing discrimination in the New York City region.

Housing Discrimination Complaints

Information about your rights, counseling and support for self-advocacy, legal referrals in certain circumstances.

Policy Initiatives

Designing, promoting and advocating for policies and programs that combat housing discrimination and foster open, inclusive, and accessible communities.

Fair Housing Investigations

Undercover testing of landlords, real estate agents, lenders, and others to expose otherwise hidden housing discrimination.

Education Outreach & Training

Fair housing presentations and workshops, newsletters, and special media projects. Technical assistance and training for other fair housing enforcement programs.

Targeted Financial Assistance for Housing Accessibility Modifications

A grant program for qualified applicants through the Adele Friedman Housing Accessibility Fund.


Fair housing publications including fact sheets, guidebooks, videos, and policy papers. Links to related organizations and agencies.

Our Impact

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The law cannot change the heart but it can restrain the heartless.” While housing discrimination and residential segregation stubbornly persist in our region and across the country, the FHJC’s work has made a significant impact in attaining justice for housing discrimination victims and holding perpetrators accountable. Since our founding in 2005, FHJC investigations and subsequent legal challenges have resulted in:


Housing units opened to previously excluded populations.


In recovered damages and penalties.


Successful lawsuits and complaints requiring housing providers and others to change their practices.