Lawyers' Committee and Cooley LLP File Lawsuit on behalf of Tenants and Landlords Victimized by Mastic Beach's Discriminatory Housing Code Enforcement Practices

Mastic Beach, New York - On February 9, 2015, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee) and pro bono counsel Cooley LLP filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Central Islip on behalf of Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS), six tenants, and two landlords against the Village of Mastic Beach and the head of the Village's housing code enforcement, Timothy Brojer. The Lawyers' Committee and Cooley LLP are representing the plaintiffs on a pro bono basis. Read More »

Civil rights groups weigh in on Westchester fair housing settlement

Several civil rights organizations weigh in on Anti-Discrimination Center's criticism of Westchester County's implementation of its 2009 fair housing settlement with HUD. Read More »

Amicus Brief in Support of HUD Disparate Impact Rule Filed in Second District Court Case

On April 18, civil rights and housing advocates filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Read More »

Garden City Ordered to Remedy Effects of Intentionally Discriminatory Zoning Decision

On April 22, 2014, final judgment was entered in the discriminatory zoning case against the Village of Garden City in Long Island, NY. Read More »

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The mission of the Fair Housing & Community Development Project is to fight discrimination in housing and to promote greater opportunity for low income people of color by ensuring that development is equitable and inclusive and that low-income people of color have access to crucial resources and meaningful housing choice.  Read more »
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