At a 10 a.m. hearing this morning in a Manhattan courtroom, the Broadway Triangle Community Coalition will seek a preliminary injunction barring New York City from moving ahead with housing proposals in the Broadway Triangle Urban Renewal Area in Brooklyn on the grounds that, if implemented, they will violate the federal Fair Housing Act.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits municipalities from adopting measures that will deny equal housing opportunity on the basis of race and that will perpetuate residential segregation along racial lines. A set of housing proposals supported by New York City in the Broadway Triangle Urban Renewal Area conflict with the Fair Housing Act’s essential commitment to equal housing opportunity and racially diverse communities.
The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. before Justice Emily Goodman in Part 17, Room 422 of the New York County Supreme Court at 60 Centre St. in Manhattan. The coalition, a community organization, will be represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the law firm of Emery, Celli and Brinckerhoff and Abady LLP, and Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP serving in an of counsel capacity.
Preliminary injunction hearing in Broadway Triangle housing discrimination case
10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13
New York County Supreme Court at 60 Centre St., Part 17, Room 422
Broadway Triangle Community Coalition
New York Civil Liberties Union
Law firm of Emery, Celli, Brinkerhoff and Abady, LLP
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
Law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP