Gary A. Grasso


fair housing, discrimination, minority, housing, Civil Rights Act of 1968, third party suits


This note examines the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (1968 Act) which makes it unlawful, with certain exceptions, to discriminate in the sale or rental of private housing. In particular, the note examines the remedies available under Sections 3610 and 3612, which provide for the enforcement of the statute by private complainants. The note focuses on the issue of standing and the question of alternative use involving sections 3610 and 3612 of the 1968 Act, especially as to third party complainants. The note concludes that just as section 3610 was opened to plaintiffs arguing for the rights of third parties, an injury standard should be used in evaluating the issue of standing of third parties for claims under section 3612.



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