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Hey Manhattan. We’ll be at @lgbtcenternyc tomorrow , Feb 28 at 1:00 PM for another installment of Know Your Fair Housing Rights, our series of workshops created with support from New York Homes and Community Renewal. Please join us at 208 West 13 Street for an in-depth discussion of fair housing, discrimination, and the work of the FHJC. Hope we see you there!
Attention landlords, apartment managers, real estate agents and brokers, lenders, appraisers, facility operators, co-op boards, and other NY metro area housing providers: On Wednesday March 20, the FHJC will present Know Your Fair Housing Responsibilities, a free webinar designed specifically for YOU. Topics will include all prohibited conduct and protected characteristics, including race, sex, source of income (vouchers), and disability, along with requests for reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications. We’ll also take a detailed look at protections against criminal legal system interaction discrimination. Visit to learn more and to register.
Co-op boards can reject prospective applicants without any explanation, and this secrecy allows housing discrimination to thrive. That's why we're advocating for enactment of the Fairness in Cooperative Homeownership Act. Add your organization’s name to support the act at Read more about the FHJC’s support at
Calling all Bronxites! We have rescheduled last week's snow-canceled fair housing rights workshop. The new date is Thursday March 7 at 5:00 PM at the same location, the Highbridge Branch of the New York Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Visit to register. We hope to see you there!
Extensive accessibility violations uncovered in the design and construction of two luxury buildings in Westbury, LI. Read more in today's Opening Acts Newsletter at
Sorry for this Winter Whiplash, but the Highbridge Library just notified us that they will be closed tomorrow after all, so we have to cancel our Know Your Fair Housing Rights workshop. We are working on a replacement date, and will post an updated invitation ASAP. Stay safe out there, everyone!
Despite the snowy forecast, our Know Your Rights fair housing workshop is STILL HAPPENING at 5:00PM tomorrow in the Bronx. Luckily, the Highbridge Library is just short walk from the 167th street or 170th street stations on the #4 Subway line. So, put on your boots and join us! (Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. Visit to register.)
In 2019, the FHJC and Enterprise Community Partners, along with the members of the Statewide Affordable and Fair Housing Roundtable, published Closing the Divide, which outlined 9 major barriers to achieving equitable housing in New York State and laid out specific policy recommendations to address them. Today marks the release of a five year progress report, which delineates the barriers that persist and which must be at the forefront of policymakers’ minds as we approach a new legislative session. Read the full report at
We’ll be part of the National Dominican Women’s Caucus’s Coffee Time - Housing and Tenants Rights Forum this Saturday. Join us for a light breakfast as we discuss crucial issues, share insights, and explore solutions that empower us all. Details and registration at We hope to see you there!
Our Brooklyn Heights Library workshop is THIS THURSDAY! Are you fully aware of all of your fair housing rights? Are you able to recognize housing discrimination when it's subtle and hidden? And if you see it happening, do you know what to do? The FHJC, with support from NY Homes and Community Renewal, is presenting a series of free workshops on fair housing rights and the fight to end housing discrimination. In this ridiculously tight housing market, conditions are ripe for landlords and other providers to deny housing to people who use vouchers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, or anyone whose race, ethnicity, religion or familial status is not welcome in their building. Please join FHJC Legal Coordinator Madhulika Murali and Communications Coordinator Craig Waletzko on Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 PM for an in-depth discussion of fair housing, discrimination, and the work of the FHJC. See you there!