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Title "Fifty Years since Passage of the Fair Housing Act: Rent-To-Income Ratios in the Persistence of Residential Racial Segregation in Chicago"
Date Spring 2018
Author Amanda Insalaco
Author Institution University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School
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Abstract A vast discrepancy exists between instances of discrimination and the number of discrimination suits brought. Thus, this comment argues for policy changes to facilitate increased disparate impact litigation under the FHA and local and state ordinances, as well as the adoption of methods to strengthen and supplement discrimination suits. Section II of this Comment provides an overview of residential racial segregation broadly and in the city of Chicago, exploring the origins of disparate impact analysis and the ways various jurisdictions have applied it in the housing context. The history surrounding the FHA, IHRA, CCHRO, and CFHO is discussed. Section III details recommended policy changes. Finally, Section IV explores the likely impact of reduced segregation on our communities, and Section V briefly concludes by urging that a lack of political will should not prevent the redress of housing discrimination.
Source Search Results Web Result with Site Links The John Marshall Law Review
Citation 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 551-588

This Resource Relates To
case National Fair Housing Alliance v. Carson (FH-DC-0018)

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