Monthly Archives: November 2012

Supreme Court Takes Interest in Fair Housing Disparate Impact Case | Politicker NJ

A lawsuit coming out of Mount Holly, New Jersey has caught the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involves the scope of the Fair Housing Act, a federal law intended to prevent housing discrimination. The Fair Housing Act makes it … Continue reading

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Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law – ProPublica

HUD’s largest program of grants to states, cities and towns has delivered $137 billion to more than 1,200 communities since 1974. To receive the money, localities are supposed to identify obstacles to fair housing, keep records of their efforts to … Continue reading

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Unfair housing, ‘You can work here, but you can’t be my neighbor’ | NJ.com

Next Wednesday, the New Jersey Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the biggest fair housing case in New Jersey in decades, which poses the question whether municipalities can exclude lower-income families, including people who work in their community, senior … Continue reading

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