Federal Judge Permits Race Discrimination Case Against Two Bronx Housing Cooperatives to Proceed

  • August 13, 2010

In a race discrimination case filed by ECBAWM on behalf of a non-profit fair housing organization, Federal District Court Judge Paterson found that the organization had standing to bring the lawsuit. The organization is challenging two Throgs Neck housing cooperatives’ use of a three-shareholder reference requirement as a condition of becoming a shareholder. The Court found that the plaintiff’s Complaint sufficiently alleged both intentional race discrimination and discrimination based on disparate impact. The plaintiff is represented by Diane L. Houk.