What is the Fair
Housing Act?

Legal expert Erwin Chemerinsky provides background and information on the Fair Housing Act and its use and effects nearly 50 years after its original passage.

How do major banks violate the Fair Housing Act?

Big bank discrimination that violates the Fair Housing Act occurs in hundreds of communities across the U.S. every day.

What are the goals of the Fair Housing Act lawsuits?

These lawsuits seek to hold major U.S. banks accountable for discrimination in lending and mortgage offerings that has led to blighted neighborhoods across the U.S.

What happens when banks violate the Fair Housing Act?

The racial discrimination that flows from widespread big bank violations of the Fair Housing Act destroy communities and perpetuate a cycle of poverty and disenfranchisement.

Didn’t big bank housing discrimination stop after 2008?

Rampant discrimination in mortgage lending by major U.S. banks has continued well past the 2008 financial crisis.

U.S. Supreme Court gets involved in Fair Housing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on standing issues controlling whether numerous U.S. cities can sue major lending banks over allegations of rampant race discrimination in their mortgage lending practices.

Erwin Chemerinsky Discusses the Fair Housing Act Lawsuits (full interview)

Eminent scholar, dean, and law professor Erwin Chemerinsky provides detailed background information on the Fair Housing Act and current lawsuits brought by various cities and municipalities against the nation’s largest banks over financial housing discrimination practices.

The City of Miami Gardens

“Picking up the Pieces” – How one city is dealing with the aftermath of bank conduct with respect to unfair and discriminatory loans and the Fair Housing Act.