Does Fair Housing Law Apply to 'Shared Living Situations'? Or, the Trouble with Roommates

Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Vol. 22, Spring 2014

43 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2014

See all articles by Tim Iglesias

Tim Iglesias

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

In 2012, the Ninth Circuit held that to avoid a constitutional conflict with the right to freedom of association neither the federal Fair Housing Act nor California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act apply to persons seeking roommates or to other shared living situations. This article criticizes the opinion as poorly reasoned and overly broad and then offers a more targeted legislative solution to the problem.

Keywords: fair housing, housing law, housing policy, shared living, roommates

Suggested Citation

Iglesias, Tim, Does Fair Housing Law Apply to 'Shared Living Situations'? Or, the Trouble with Roommates (2014). Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, Vol. 22, Spring 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470043

Tim Iglesias (Contact Author)

University of San Francisco - School of Law ( email )

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
123
Abstract Views
639
rank
269,870
PlumX Metrics