Statement of Interest - Austin, et al. v. Miller, et al.

Overview: 

On February 14, 2022, the Department filed a statement of interest in Austin, et al. v. Miller, et al. (N.D. Cal.), a private lawsuit alleging that defendants violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating on the basis of race in connection to a residential home appraisal. The statement of interest explains that appraisers may be liable under the Fair Housing Act and provides guidance on pleading and proof standards for Fair Housing Act claims. 

Case Open Date: 
Monday, February 14, 2022
Case Name: 
Statement of Interest - Austin, et al. v. Miller, et al.
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act; FHA; motion to dismiss;
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated February 15, 2022