Supreme Court Rules on Fair Housing

Today’s Supreme Court decisions brought a second surprise, in a case related to low-income housing and race. By a 5-4 margin, the justices upheld a lower court ruling that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs had violated the Fair Housing Act of 1968. A fair housing group had sued this Texas Department, claiming they were allocating federal tax credits to build low-income housing -- except in white neighborhoods. What are the implications going forward?



  • Lisa Alexander - Associate professor of law at the University of Wisconsin College of Law