Summary: H.Res.259 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.Res.259. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/04/2005)

Declares that the existence of racially restrictive covenants in housing documents is inconsistent with the principles and values embodied in Supreme Court precedent and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and causes harm to not only property owners but to all members of American society.

Commends California and the Missouri State Senate for taking roles in such covenants' removal.

Urges States to enact laws that: (1) will more readily permit property owners to remove racially restrictive covenants from their property titles, deeds, or other documents; and (2) require homeowner associations to strike racially restrictive covenants from all declarations or other governing documents.