Ken Fisher Discusses Potential Implications of Supreme Court's Fair Housing Ruling on New York in The Real Deal

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In an article titled “Supreme Court Ruling Puts NYC Affordable Housing Plan in Peril,” Cozen O’Connor attorney, and former New York City Council member Ken Fisher discusses the implications of the June 25, 2015, ruling. The new decision requires anyone challenging an affordable housing policy as a violation of the Fair Housing Act to prove only that the policy itself is discriminatory. Under the new high court ruling, New York City’s longtime practice of building new affordable housing units in low-income and minority neighborhoods is now vulnerable to legal challenges under the premise that it increases economic and racial segregation. “They will need to be able to explain to the Department of Justice and (the Department of Housing and Urban Development) why their policies are furthering integration – and not segregation,” Fisher stated.

To read more, click here


Kenneth K. Fisher


(212) 883-4962


Related Practice Areas

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Cozen O'Connor

Enter your City or Zip.

Probably shouldn't change this:
Sign up to receive alerts, publications, and event / webinar invites.

By submitting your contact information, you are giving Cozen O'Connor consent to contact you via email.