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The Fair Housing Act at 50

 

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act (FHA), a law prohibiting discrimination in the housing market. But despite the actions of the FHA and other decisions -- such as the Supreme Court ruling that the FHA also applies to policies that have a disparate impact on members of protected classes -- discrimination and segregation in housing are still large issues. This special issue, comprised of 5 papers, features articles by current PISC Advisory Board member Susan Wachter, Senior Scholar Vincent Reina, and Senior Scholar Erick Guerra. Cumulatively, these articles show the importance of the FHA and the many barriers it still has yet to overcome.

 

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