Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Student Project: The Fair Housing Act and Racism: Case Law

This research guide offers various resources to analyze how the Fair Housing Act addresses racism.

Pre-Texas Dept. of Housing Cases

In the following cases, a common pattern can be seen in that plaintiffs prior to the Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs case had a more difficult time proving discriminatory intent, or receiving any compensation for causes of action brought under the FHA:

President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1968

Digest Topic and Key Numbers*

The following Topic and Key Numbers are helpful in discovering related case law and secondary sources:

78k1075 Civil Rights, Rights Protected and Discrimination Prohibited in General, Housing, In General
78k1071 Civil Rights, Rights Protected and Discrimination Prohibited in General, Property Rights

78k1033(1) Civil Rights, Rights Protected and Discrimination Prohibited in General, Discrimination in General

78k1085 
Civil Rights, Rights Protected and Discrimination Prohibited in General, Interference, coercion, or intimidation; retaliation

*Westlaw subscription required