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NYC Commission on Human Rights Settles Landmark Housing Discrimination Case with Bronx Management Company Controlling 100 Buildings with 5,000 Units CityWide Accused of Denying Housing to any Applicant with a Criminal Record

“The Fortune Society knows firsthand that fair housing policies foster diverse communities, prevent discrimination, build racial and economic equity and create great neighbors,” said JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society. “In West Harlem, where we own and operate a 114-unit apartment building, we are landlords to extraordinary tenants — more than half of whom are people with justice involvement who have earned the right to be evaluated on more than background checks alone. The Fortune Society is honored to be allies with the New York City Commission on Human Rights on this and so many other issues and is currently pursuing justice for victims of housing discrimination based on their criminal histories.” 

Read more at NYC Commission on Human Rights Back

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