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Huntington Branch, NAACP v. Town of Huntington

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
844 F.2d 926 (2d Cir.), review declined in part and judgment aff’d sub nom. Town of Huntington v. Huntington Branch, NAACP, 488 U.S. 15 (1988)


Facts

The Town of Huntington (defendant) had a zoning ordinance that restricted multi-family housing projects to a predominantly minority neighborhood (urban renewal area). The Huntington Branch of the NAACP along with Housing Help, Inc. (NAACP) (plaintiffs) sought to build an integrated, subsidized apartment complex in a virtually all-white neighborhood, outside the urban renewal area. NAACP petitioned the town to revise its zoning restriction on this area, but the town refused. NAACP brought a class-action suit claiming a violation of the Fair Housing Act. The district court found in favor of the town. NAACP appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kaufman, J.)

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