This Firm represents numerous individuals who have been subjected to housing discrimination due to their race, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, family status, gender identity, age, and source of income. We also represent fair housing organizations who are seeking to remedy discrimination.
- Fair Housing Justice Center v. 1777 Management Company, LLC – The Firm successfully represented a non-profit fair housing organization in a case alleging that African American and Latino testers were discriminated against because of their race and national origin by the owner and building superintendent of a Brooklyn apartment building.
- Fair Housing Justice Center v. Town of Yorktown – The Firm filed a federal race and national origin discrimination lawsuit challenging a Westchester County suburban community’s practice of giving preference to local residents in its Section 8 housing voucher and other affordable housing programs.
- Long Island Housing Services v. Main Street L.I., LLC – The Firm represents a non-profit fair housing organization in a case alleging that the owner of five apartment complexes on Long Island discriminates against renters on the basis of disability.
- Fair Housing Justice Center v. Silver Beach Gardens, Edgewater Park & Amelia Lewis – The Firm represents a non-profit fair housing organization in a case pending in federal court alleging race discrimination by two Bronx cooperatives and a real estate broker.
- Carter et al v. Broadway Crescent Realty et al. – The Firm represents fair housing testers and a non-profit organization in a case alleging race discrimination by the owners and building superintendent at an apartment building in Astoria, Queens.
- Todd v. Potak Real Estate et al. – The Firm represented an African American attorney after her offer to purchase a new luxury condominium apartment in Brooklyn was rejected even though it was above the asking price.
- Lee v. Bais Seller Realty – The Firm has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an African American woman against a Brooklyn real estate company alleging housing discrimination based on race and religion.
- Lubin v. Apuzzi Realty – The Firm successfully represented a fair housing tester in a case alleging that a New York real estate company refused to rent an apartment to a Hatian woman because of her race and national origin.
- Cales v. New Castle Hill Realty et al. – Together with the Urban Justice Center, the Firm has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a formerly homeless man against ten real estate companies and their agents alleging disability and source of income discrimination.
- State of New York v. Berezin – The Firm successfully represented one of several former tenants in a case brought by the New York State Attorney General’s office against a Manhattan landlord alleging that he sexually harassed female tenants.
- Katz & Nocera v. Brown Harris Stevens Brooklyn – The Firm brought a putative federal class action filed on behalf of renters who alleged that real estate agents were steering them away from apartments in Brooklyn because they had children.
- Cruz v. Nieves – The Firm represents a gay man who was subjected to vicious verbal and written harassment while he lived in a Bronx apartment building in an action against the landlord alleging violations of State and City laws prohibiting housing discrimination based on sexual orientation.