Housing Discrimination: U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Below is a list of U.S. Supreme Court cases involving fair housing and housing discrimination, including links to the full text of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
- Shelley v. Kraemer (1948)
This decision held that "racially restrictive covenants" in property deeds are unenforceable. In this case, the "covenants" were terms or obligations in property deeds that limited property rights to Caucasians, excluding members of other races.
- Jones v. Mayer Co. (1968)
The Court held in this case that federal law bars all racial discrimination (private or public), in sale or rental of property.
- Village of Arlington Heights v. Metropolitan Housing Development Corp. (1977)
In this case, the Court declared that proof of a racially discriminatory intent is required in claim that race was a motivating factor in a land zoning decision.