The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a nonprofit civil rights organization, is dedicated to:
- Eliminating housing discrimination;
- Promoting policies that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and
- Strengthening enforcement of fair housing laws.
The FHJC serves all five boroughs of New York City and the seven surrounding New York counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester.
How We Work to Achieve Our Mission
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, “For as long as there is residential segregation, there will be a de facto segregation in every area of life. So the challenge is here to develop an action program.” The Fair Housing Justice Center has developed an action program to systematically eliminate housing discrimination in the New York City region.
The Fair Housing Justice Center:
- Assists individuals and organizations with housing discrimination complaints and to exercise their fair housing rights.
- Initiates investigations to identify, document, and eliminate systemic housing discrimination.
- Advocates for policies and programs that foster more open, accessible, and inclusive communities.
- Engages in education, outreach, and training activities to increase public awareness about fair housing rights and strengthen fair housing law enforcement.
- Provides assistance for housing accessibility modifications through the Adele Friedman Housing Accessibility Fund.
The FHJC’s counseling and investigative services are provided to the general public free of charge and without regard to household income.