Kermit J. Lind


This Article focuses on the policies and programs that can be established to sustain racial diversity in housing. It reviews the circumstances that give rise to such policies and programs, describes the legal framework within which they must be fit, and examines some of them in light of the needs and interests of policy makers in communities that are open to minority groups. Since effective housing integration policies and programs can vary significantly from one place to another, each municipality must consider its options in view of its circumstances and the changing conditions in its housing market. In response to the question of whether fair housing laws and the Constitution permit the use of race-conscious policies and programs to maintain integrated housing patterns, the answer may very likely be one every law student learns in the first term-it all depends.