Book Review: The Fight for Fair Housing: Causes, Consequences and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act, Edited by Gregory D. Squires

27 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 1 (2018)

Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper No. 2018-15

19 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2018 Last revised: 11 Sep 2018

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Tim Iglesias

University of San Francisco - School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This is a book review of The Fight for Fair Housing: Causes, Consequences and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act ed. Gregory D. Squires (Routledge 2018). In addition to summarizing and evaluating all 15 chapters this review highlights the two major contributions of the volume: (1) Some chapters (especially chapters 10, 11, 13, and 15) begin to articulate an argument that effective implementation of fair housing law is not just good for members of protected classes but valuable for everyone because it can help markets work better, promote democracy, and expand opportunity for all; (2) the chapters addressing racial residential segregation (especially chapters 12 through 15) present a very dynamic and comprehensive view of the nature of racial residential segregation, which is necessary for effective action to end it and mitigate its effects.

Keywords: Housing law, affordable housing, fair housing law, discrimination, segregation

Suggested Citation

Iglesias, Tim, Book Review: The Fight for Fair Housing: Causes, Consequences and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act, Edited by Gregory D. Squires (2018). 27 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 1 (2018), Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper No. 2018-15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3200089

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