H.Res.118 - Condemning the existence of racially restrictive covenants in housing documents and urging States adopt legislation similar to that which was enacted in California to address the issue.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 01/31/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/01/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.|
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Summary: H.Res.118 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/31/2007)
Declares that the existence of racially restrictive covenants in housing documents is inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Commends: (1) California for taking a lead role in removing such covenants from housing documents; and (2) the states of Kansas and Washington, and the Missouri State Senate, for passing legislation to do so too.
Urges the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to: (1) disseminate information regarding the removal of racially restrictive covenants from housing documents; (2) report to Congress on the number of complaints regarding such covenants; and (3) include the number of such covenants in the annual Fair Housing Report of data on each state.
Urges states to enact laws that: (1) will more readily permit property owners to remove racially restrictive covenants from their property documents; and (2) require homeowner associations to strike such covenants from governing documents.