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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
Young people preparing to enter the housing market for the first time are especially vulnerable to discrimination by brokers, landlords, and other housing providers. That’s why we’re launching a new awareness campaign designed to give high school seniors, college students, and other young people the ability to recognize, prevent, and eradicate discrimination BEFORE they begin interacting with housing providers as adults. Read more in today’s Opening Acts newsletter at
Along with English versions, all of the fact sheets on our website are also available in Spanish and Chinese. They provide detailed information about various aspects of fair housing rights and the work of the FHJC. Available for view and download at (Coming soon – Russian!)
Source of income discrimination is illegal under NY fair housing laws. If you're feeling pressured, we can help. Contact the FHJC. Visit or call us at 212-400-8201. Together we can #EndHousingDiscrimination.
We’re here for you, New York! Our service area includes all New York City boroughs, Long Island, and Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties. That’s roughly two-thirds of the state’s population and nearly 3% of the overall US population. To report housing discrimination or to learn more about our work visit or call us at 212-400-8201. Our counseling and investigative services are provided to the general public free of charge and without regard to household income.
Today marks the beginning of national #FairHousingMonth. It’s also April Fool’s Day, but housing discrimination is no joke. Despite decades of fair housing laws, the cycle of discrimination and segregation continues to harm families in the NY metro region and across the country. It’s up to all of us to make a difference in the fight for open, inclusive, and accessible communities for everyone.
Assisted living facilities are housing, and operators are not allowed to exclude or discriminate against people with disabilities. Our case against an operator of two facilities is moving forward. Read more in today’s Opening Acts newsletter at
Huge thanks to @brooklynghostproject for hosting last week's Know Your Fair Housing Rights workshop at @lgbtbrooklyn. If your organization is interested in our fair housing materials, a fair housing presentation, holding a screening of one our films, or in working together on an event or outreach opportunity please contact us at
Purchasing an apartment is one of the most important steps a family takes, but when coop boards turn people down, they routinely refuse to provide reasons. Disclosing the reasons is a matter of simple fairness. The failure to disclose makes it too easy for coop boards to continue to discriminate in violation of the City’s Human Rights Law. That's why we're advocating for enactment of the Fairness in Cooperative Homeownership Act. Read more at, and add your organization’s name to support the act at
Attention landlords, apartment managers, real estate agents and brokers, lenders, appraisers, facility operators, co-op boards, and other NY metro area housing providers: Registration is still open for the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC’s) March 20th fair housing webinar, Know Your Fair Housing Responsibilities, aimed at housing providers in the New York metro area. 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, including upcoming changes in State and City laws. Visit to learn more and to register.