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Professor Roisman Quoted in Report on Fair Housing

11/01/2012

ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative news organization, published a yearlong investigation into what it calls the 40-year failure of the federal government to enforce the provisions of the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

The report titled “Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law” is available online. The second part of the report titled "Soft on Segregation: How the Feds Failed to Integrate Westchester County" also is available online.

"It is fair to say, it is accurate to say, that the only situation in which HUD is doing anything effectively to affirmatively further fair housing are situations where there has been litigation," Professor Florence Wagman Roisman is quoted as saying in the report. "Then it does as little as possible, as grudgingly as possible."

Professor Roisman is the William F. Harvey Professor of Law, and a 2011 Chancellor’s Professor, and a 2011 John S. Grimes Fellow.


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