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Representing People with Criminal Records: Making a Claim of Racial Discrimination Under the Federal Fair Housing Act (Legal Action Center)

  • Organization: Legal Action Center
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Date Created: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
  • Submitted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
  • Attachment(s): LINK

The fifth packet of the Legal Action Center's Advocacy Toolkits for Improving Housing Opportunities for Individuals with Conviction Records. This packet describes the possibility of bringing a lawsuit to challenge housing policies that exclude applicants with conviction records on the basis that such policies have a racially discriminatory effect and violate the federal Fair Housing Act.

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