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The Housing and Civil Enforcement Section enforces the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (nondiscrimination in public accommodations),the land use provisions of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), which provides for the temporary suspension of judicial and administrative proceedings and civil protections in areas such as housing, credit and taxes for military personnel while they are on active duty. Some selected cases are cited below, sorted by type, with links to case summaries, complaints, settlement agreements and consent decrees, judgments, and press releases, as appropriate and available.

While we endeavor to ensure that the electronic copies of court documents available on this site are complete and accurate (apart from formatting changes necessitated by the conversion to HTML or PDF format), errors or omissions may occur. The official versions of court documents are the versions available from the court.

Race or Color
National Origin
Familial Status
Fair Lending Cases
Cases Developed Through Testing Program
School and Housing Opportunities Initiative
Public Accommodations Cases
Religious Land Use Cases
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Discrimination Based Upon Race or Color

General Information Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Steven H. Rosenbaum
Housing & Civil
Enforcement Section
(202) 514-4713
TTY - 202-305-1882
FAX - (202) 514-1116
To Report an Incident of Housing Discrimination:
Mailing Contact
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, NWB
Washington, D.C. 20530


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