1.10.1 Housing Law in the Non-Credit Discrimination Context
There is an extensive body of cases brought under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) in the rental, zoning, and other non-credit contexts. Much of this case law is used by courts as a source of precedent in credit discrimination cases brought under both the FHA and the ECOA, even in non-housing finance cases.118 Some of these cases are discussed in this treatise when relevant. However, for a more extensive discussion of fair housing case law, advocates are advised to consult available fair housing treatises and other resources.119
118 See, e.g., Coleman v. Gen. Motors Acceptance Corp., 196 F.R.D. 315, 325 n.21 (M.D. Tenn. 2000) (applying Fair Housing Act case law in a non-housing finance ECOA case), vacated on other grounds, 296 F.3d 443 (6th Cir. 2002).
119 See, e.g., Robert G. Schwemm, Housing Discrimination: Law and Litigation (2008 ed.); John P. Relman, Housing Discrimination Practice Manual (2007 Supp.); James A. Kushner, Fair Housing: Discrimination in Real Estate, Community Development, and Revitalization (2d ed. 1995).