The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
fair housing, real estate, civil rights
The purpose of this article is to give an overview of federal fair housing laws and their impact on the real estate industry. This article limits its review to three principle federal statutes affecting equal-housing opportunities: Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. §3601 et seq. (hereinafter cited as the "Act" or "Title VIII") and the 1866 and 1870 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §§1981, 1982 (respectively "section 1981" and "section 1982"). A review of the substantive provisions of the statutes, methods of enforcement, and judicial interpretations are included. The article also discusses specific evidentiary issues, defenses, remedies, and awards of attorneys' fees.
Kowalski, Kenneth J., "An Overview of Fair Housing" (1987). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 985.