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Supreme Court allows "disparate impact" housing claims

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

The 1968 Fair Housing Act allows for "disparate impact" claims, the U.S. Supreme Court said today in a major civil rights ruling. The decision means that lending, zoning, sales and rental practices resulting in discriminatory effects are illegal, even if the effects are unintentional. USA Today (06/25) Reuters (06/25)


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Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 18, 2015

How landlords perpetuate racial segregation

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 11, 2015

Affordable housing is expensive to build

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 11, 2015

Half of Americans sacrifice for housing costs

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 11, 2015

Group urges focus on housing in presidential race

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 18, 2015

Study finds racial neighborhood disparities across incomes

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

Sprawl has declined since 1994 peak

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 18, 2015

Zoning policies lead to concentration of wealth, advantage

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

Section 8 voucher recipients face limited housing choices

Housing Matters SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015


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Americans believe housing crisis persists, survey finds

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