Disparate Impact Case Settled Before Reaching Supreme Court
On Nov. 13, a settlement was reached in an important fair housing lawsuit. This case involved the southern New Jersey town of Mt. Holly. In 2003, Mount Holly declared a neighborhood called the “Gardens” blighted and sought to redevelop it, claiming that was the only way to end rising crime in the area and revive the township’s economy. But the redevelopment included new housing that would be too expensive for residents who wanted to stay.