Sustainable Homeownership

Policy Analysis

Policy Briefs, Reports and Press Releases

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Litigation & Amicus Briefs

  • Beverly Adkins et al. v Morgan Stanley: NCLC is co-counsel for African American plaintiffs in a landmark lawsuit brought against Morgan Stanley. The lawsuit claims that the Defendant violated federal civil rights laws, the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act as well as state laws by adopting mortgage securitization policies that caused predatory lending and adversely impacted African Americans in the Detroit, Michigan area.
  • Subprime Mortgage Discrimination: National class action cases brought under the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act against certain subprime mortgage lenders
  • Magner v. Gallaher, U.S. Supreme Court No.1032
    NCLC has joined an amicus brief prepared by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with other national civil rights organizations arguing that the Fair Housing Act properly is interpreted to authorize disparate impact claims and that the Eight Circuit applied the correct burden shifting approach to litigating disparate impact claims consistent with the way Title VII cases are litigated and HUD's proposed regulation governing this subject. Brief. NCLC also consulted with the ACLU (which cites NCLC's Credit Discrimination manual and references NCLC's sub-prime mortgage discrimination disparate impact cases brought under the Fair Housing Act) and the Department of Justice with regards to the preparation of the amicus briefs they separately prepared and filed with the Supreme Court in the appeal. Briefs.