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Looking beyond Mt. Laurel: Exclusion, Segregation, and the Federal Fair Housing Act

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
January 1, 1970

The plaintiffs in Southern Burlington County NAACP v. Mt. Laurel originally attacked exclusionary zoning as a form of racial discrimination. Recent developments in federal law, including Holly Gardens v. Mt. Holly, the promulgation by HUD of ”Disparate impact” regulations, and the recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court in Inclusive Communities v. Texas, have stimulated renewed consideration of exclusionary zoning as a form of unlawful racial discrimination.   This program will explore how exclusionary zoning can be analyzed under the disparate impact standard for unlawful racial discrimination under the Federal Fair Housing Act, how municipalities can plan to comply with that standard, and the current state of the law.

  • Stephen M. Eisdorfer, Esquire: Partner, Hill Wallack LLP
  • Art Bernard, NJPP, AICP: Arthur Bernard & Associates, PC
  • David Kinsey, Ph.D., FAICP: Kinsey & Hand; Visiting Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy & International Affairs
  • Olga Pomar, Esquire: South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.

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