Cummings’ Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Fair Housing Case
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Elijah E. Cummings released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
“I applaud the decision issued by the Supreme Court in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., which confirms that housing decisions that have a disparate impact on minorities are prohibited by the Fair Housing Act.
“African Americans in Baltimore, including the thousands who were targeted in recent years by leading national banks to receive subprime loans and pay higher fees and rates solely on the basis of their race, know all too well the consequences both of explicitly racist and segregationist housing policies as well as of the ‘unconscious prejudice and disguised animus’ that continue to be intertwined in many housing policies today.
“I agree with Justice Kennedy that the Fair Housing Act has an essential “continuing role in moving the Nation toward a more integrated society.” The ruling ensures that the Act’s provisions – including disparate impact – can continue to be used to identify and combat all forms of discriminatory housing policies whenever and wherever they occur.”
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