10 Ways To Give Back: Realty Collective Celebrates the Work of the Fair Housing Justice Center
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As part of our celebration of the holidays — and as a thank you to the larger community that supports us all year long — Realty Collective is proud to feature the work of key non-profit organizations making the borough (and beyond) better every day. We’ve selected 10 non-profits to highlight and we encourage everyone to learn a bit about their respective missions and, if possible, to join us in making a small monetary donation to further their work. We thank them for everything they do and thank you for supporting a small, woman-owned Brooklyn business for nearly 20 years.
Few organizations in New York City have quite as fierce a battle as the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), which works to ensure housing equity in one of the most expensive cities on Earth. As brokers, we’re not blind to the challenges low-income and middle-income New Yorkers face trying to make a home and life here, which is why we believe the work of FHJC is vital to ensuring that New York remains a home for New Yorkers first and foremost. It’s our honor to highlight a bit of what they do and to share that mission with you.
As its website explains, “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.”
And what are those programs? Here are just a few of the issues with which FHJC assists:
- Housing Discrimination Complaints
- Targeted Financial Assistance for Housing Accessibility Modifications
- Fair Housing Investigations
- Policy Initiatives
- Education Outreach and Training