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The FHJC’s award-winning documentary “A Matter of Place” shines a bright light on housing discrimination, one of the most shrouded and misunderstood civil rights issues in America. Watch it at bit.ly/FHJCmop. (Subtitled versions in English and Spanish also available.)
Who is protected by fair housing laws? EVERYONE. We ALL have the right to live in open, inclusive, accessible communities. Learn more at bit.ly/UnderstandFH.
A final settlement has been reached in a years-long FHJC disability discrimination lawsuit, bringing the total monetary payments to nearly $4M. “That unprecedented figure, along with the extensive remediation and other injunctive relief, should give developers in New York and around the country real pause before they consider cutting corners in residential design and construction or flouting court ordered retrofitting deadlines.” Read more in today’s Opening Acts newsletter at https://bit.ly/AmCprFinal.
Housing discrimination can take many forms, including sexual harassment. If you know it's happening, you can help us in the fight to stop it. Contact the FHJC. Visit https://bit.ly/FHJCTogether or call us at 212-400-8201. Together we can #EndHousingDiscrimination.
Thanks to the Women’s Center for Gender and Justice at @york_college_cuny for having us as part of their Spring Community Resource Fair yesterday. If you’re interested in working with the FHJC on an event or outreach opportunity, contact us at info@fairhousingjustice.org.
Huge thanks to the team at @queenscollege for hosting our latest Fair Housing for Young Adults workshop, part of our new awareness campaign for young people preparing to enter the housing market for the first time and who are especially vulnerable to discrimination by brokers, landlords, and other housing providers. Learn more about the campaign at https://bit.ly/FHJCfhya.
April marked the 56th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Empowered by this and local fair housing laws, organizations like the Fair Housing Justice Center are the most powerful and effective avenue to address housing segregation and combat housing discrimination. The FHJC was established 19 years ago and has remained the only full-service fair housing organization serving New York City. The FHJC serves over 13 million people across the five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. We are writing to ask for your support. Fair Housing enforcement remains underfunded and under resourced. Will you donate to support our mission to eliminate housing discrimination and promote a freer, more inclusive New York City region? A recurring donation, even if just a few dollars a month, helps us make long term plans and use our resources effectively. To make a donation visit https://bit.ly/giveFHJC.
The FHJC has released preliminary comments on NYC’s recently announced City of Yes zoning initiative. “Any changes to zoning must include the goal of reducing residential segregation.” Read the full statement at https://bit.ly/fhjcCOY.
Meet "Karen," "Therese," and "Wallace," 3 characters whose stories are told in FHJC’s film, “≤” [Less Than or Equal To] based on real life housing discrimination cases. Captioned version also available. Watch now at https://bit.ly/FHJCltoet.