Acting for Justice.
The FHJC works to eliminate housing discrimination; promote polices that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws.
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.
Information about your rights, counseling and support for self-advocacy, legal referrals in certain circumstances.
Undercover testing of landlords, real estate agents, lenders, and others to expose otherwise hidden housing discrimination.
A grant program for qualified applicants through the Adele Friedman Housing Accessibility Fund.
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 requiring housing providers and others to change their practices.
With your help we can continue to make the New York City region more open, accessible, and inclusive for all.
Some of our most popular fair housing publications, fact sheets, guidebooks, and policy papers.