Fair Housing Act

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Please note: the original Fair Housing Act legislation was contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1968. However, a relatively small portion of the legislative history of the 1968 Act pertains directly to fair housing. sharing this with our users.

Please note: the original Fair Housing Act legislation was contained in the Civil Rights Act of 1968. However, a relatively small portion of the legislative history of the 1968 Act pertains directly to fair housing.

Public Law

  • Pub. L. 90-284, approved April 11, 1968

Reports

89th Congress

  • H.R. Rep. No. 89-1678. to accompany H.R. 14765, June 30, 1966, Part 1
  • H.R. Rep. No. 89-1678, to accompany H.R. 1678, July 14, 1966, Part 2

90th Congress

  • H.R. Rep. No. 90-472, to accompany H.R. 44, June 29, 1967
  • H.R. Rep. No. 90-473, to accompany H.R. 2516, June 29, 1967
  • S. Rep. No. 90-721, to accompany H.R. 2516, Nov. 2, 1967
  • S. Rep. No. 90-841, to accompany S. 1843, Dec. 6, 1967

Bills and amendments

89th Congress

  • H.R. 14765, as introduced by Representative Celler and referred to the House Judiciary Committee, May 2, 196
  • H.R. 14765, as reported House amendment (H.R. Rep. No. 89-1678, Parts 1 and 2), June 30, 1966
  • H.R. 14765, as passed House and placed on the Senate calendar, Aug. 12, 1966
  • Senate amendments to H.R. 14765

90th Congress

  • H.R. 421, as introduced by Representative Cramer and referred to the House Judiciary Committee, Jan. 10, 1967
  • H.R. 421, as reported House with amendment (H.R. Rep. No. 90-472), June 29, 1967
  • H.R. 421, as passed House and placed on Senate calendar, July 21, 1967
  • H.R. 2516, as introduced by Representative Celler and referred to the House Judiciary Committee, Jan. 17, 1967
  • H.R. 2516, as reported House with amendment, June 29, 1967
  • H.R. 2516, as passed House and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Aug. 25, 1967
  • H.R. 2516, as reported Senate with amendment (S. Rep. No. 721), Nov. 2, 1967
  • Senate amendments to H.R. 2516
  • H.R. 2516, as passed by the Senate, March 12, 1968
  • S. 1843, (introduced by Senator Ervin, May 23, 1967) as reported Senate, Dec. 6, 1967 (S. Rep. No. 841)
  • S. 1843, as passed Senate and referred to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, Dec. 12, 1967

Debate

112 Congressional Record
89th Congress, 2nd Session

  • House consideration of H.R. 14765:
    1. July 25, 1966, p. 16832
    2. July 26, 1966, p. 17111
    3. July 27, 1966, p. 17179
    4. July 28, 1966, p. 17479
    5. July 29, 1966, p. 17580
    6. Aug. 1, 1966, p. 17751
    7. Aug. 2, 1966, p. 17831
    8. Aug. 3, 1966, p. 18104
    9. Aug. 4, 1966, p. 18177
    10. Aug. 5, 1966, p. 18394
    11. Aug. 8, 1966, p. 18455
    12. Aug. 9, 1966, p. 18700
  • House passage of H.R. 14765, p. 18740
  • Senate placement of H.R. 14765 on the calendar, Aug. 12, 1966, p. 19174
  • Senate consideration of H.R. 14765:
    1. Sept. 7, 1966, p. 21924
    2. Sept. 8, 1966, pp. 22111 and 22130
  • Motion for cloture submitted in Senate, Sept. 12, 1966, p. 22277
  • Senate consideration of motion for cloture:
    1. Sept. 12, 1966, p. 22299
    2. Sept. 13, 1966, pp. 22263, 22379, 22383, 22394, and 22399
    3. Sept. 14, 1966, pp. 22609 and 22635
  • Motion for cloture fails for passage, Sept. 14, 1966, p. 22669
  • Second motion for cloture submitted, Sept. 15, 1966, p. 22701
  • Senate consideration of second motion for cloture:
    1. Sept. 15, 1966, p. 22719
    2. Sept. 16, 1966, p. 22792
    3. Sept. 19, 1966, p. 23019
  • Second motion for cloture fails for passage, Sept. 15, 1966, p. 22042

113 Congressional Record
90th Congress, 1st Session

  • House consideration and passage of H.R. 421, July 19, 1967, p. 19347
  • House consideration and passage of H.R. 2516:
    1. Aug. 15, 1967, p. 22670
    2. Aug. 16, 1967, p. 22743
  • Senate consideration and passage of S. 1843 (Indians), Dec. 7, 1967, p. 35471
  • Senate begins consideration of H.R. 2516, Dec. 15, 1967, p. 37117

114 Congressional record
90th Congress, 2nd Session

  • Senate consideration of H.R. 2516:
    1. Jan. 18, 1968, p. 329
    2. Jan. 19, 1968, p. 385
    3. Jan. 22, 1968, p. 532
    4. Jan. 23, 1968, pp. 656, 668 and 673
    5. Jan. 24, 1968, p. 912
    6. Jan. 25, 1968, p. 1014
    7. Jan. 26, 1968, p. 1150
    8. Jan. 29, 1968, p. 1275
    9. Jan. 30, 1968, p. 1382
    10. Jan. 31, 1968, p. 1689
    11. Feb. 1, 1968, pp. 1790, 1795 and 1817
    12. Feb. 2, 1968, p. 1990
    13. Feb. 5, 1968, pp. 2083 and 2094
    14. Feb. 6, 1968, p. 2264
    15. Feb. 7, 1968, p. 2524
    16. Feb. 8, 1968, pp. 2687, 2692 and 2717
    17. Feb. 14, 1968, p. 2984
    18. Feb. 15, 1968, pp. 3119, 3121 and 3133
    19. Feb. 16, 1968, p. 3235
  • Motion for cloture defeated, p. 3236:
    1. Feb. 19, 1968, p. 3331 and 3345
    2. Feb. 20, 1968, p. 3421
  • Motion for cloture defeated, p. 3426:
    1. Feb. 21, 1968, p. 3805
  • Second motion for cloture submitted, p. 3807:

    1. Feb. 26, 1968, p. 4048
  • Second motion for cloture defeated, p. 4064:

    1. Feb. 27, 1968, pp. 4287 and 4295
    2. Feb. 28, 1968, p. 4568
    3. Feb. 29, 1968, pp. 4672, 4678, 4683, 4697 and 4700
    4. March 1, 1968, p. 4831
  • Third motion for cloture defeated, p. 4844
  • March 4, 1968, pp. 4954, 4964, 4971, 4984 and 5032:
    1. Motion for cloture adopted, p. 4960
  • March 5, 1968, pp. 5186 and 5200
  • March 6, 1968, p. 5522
  • March 7, 1968, pp. 5633, 5667 and 5709
  • March 8, 1968, pp. 5812, 5819 and 5824:
    1. Senate amendment No. 430 adopted, p. 5838 (contains language of S. 1843)
  • March 11, 1968, p. 5983:
    1. Senate passage of H.R. 2516, p. 114
  • March 14, 1968, House consideration of H.R. 2516 as passed by the Senate, pp. 6474 and 6489
  • April 10, 1968, House consideration and passage of H.R. Res. No. 1100 calling for House agreement to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2516, p. 9553

Hearings

89th Congress

  • “Civil Rights,” before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights, Senate Judiciary Committee, on S. 3296 and related bills:
    1. Part one—June 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 24 and 28, 1966
    2. Part two—July 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 and Aug. 4, 1966
  • “Civil Rights, 1966,” before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee No. 5, May 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25, 1966

90th Congress

  • “Civil Rights Act of 1967,” before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on S. 1026, S. 1318, S. 1359, S. 1362, S. 1462, H.R. 2516 and H.R. 10805, Aug. 1, 8, 9, 14, Sept. 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27, 1967
  • “To Prescribe Penalties for Certain Acts of Violence or Intimidation,” before the House Rules Committee on H. Res. 1100 which provides for agreeing to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2516:
    1. Part one—March 28, 29 and April 2, 1968
    2. Part two—April 4, 5, 8 and 9, 1968

Documents

89th Congress

  • “Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” message from the President, H.R. Doc. No. 432, May 2, 1966
  • “Civil Rights,” message from the President, H.R. Doc. No. 56, Feb. 16, 1967

Miscellaneous

  • Remarks of President Johnson upon signing H.R. 2516, April 11, 1968
  • Excerpt from the Final Legislative Calendar of the House Judiciary Committee, 89th Congress, showing legislative progress on H.R. 14765
  • Excerpts from the Final Legislative Calendar of the House Judiciary Committee, 90th Congress, showing the legislative progress of H.R. 421 and H.R. 2516
  • Excerpts from the Final Legislative Calendar of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 90th Congress, showing the legislative progress of S. 1843 and H.R. 2516

FAIR HOUSING AMENDMENTS ACT OF 1988

Public Law

  • Pub. L. 100-430, approved Sept. 13, 1988 (H.R. 1158)

Reports

96th Congress

  • H.R. Rep. No. 96-865 on H.R. 5200, “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1980,” Apr. 1, 1980
  • S. Rep. No. 96-919 on S. 506, “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1980,” Aug. 26, 1980

100th Congress

  • H.R. Rep. No. 100-711 on H.R. 1158, “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988,” June 17, 1988

Bills

95th Congress

House bills

  • H.R. 3504 as introduced
  • H.R. 7787 as introduced

Senate bills

  • S. 571 as introduced

96th Congress

House bills

  • H.R. 2540 as introduced
  • H.R. 5200 as introduced Sept. 6, 1979; as reported by the House Judiciary Committee Apr. 1, 1980; as passed by the House June 12, 1980

Senate bills

  • S. 506 as introduced Mar. 1, 1979; as reported by the Senate Judiciary Committee Aug. 26, 1980

98th Congress

Senate bills

  • S. 1220 as introduced
  • S. 1612 as introduced (Administration bill)

99th Congress

House bills

  • H.R. 4119 as introduced
  • H.R. 5143 as introduces

Senate bills

  • S. 2040 as introduced
  • S. 2146 as introduced (Administration bill)

100th Congress

Enacted bill

  • H.R. 1158 as introduced Feb. 19, 1987; as reported by the House Judiciary Committee June 17, 1988; as passed by the House June 29, 1988

Other House bills

  • H.R. 4425 as introduced

Senate bills

  • S. 558 as introduced

Debate

126 Congressional Record
96th Congress, 2nd Session-1980

  • June 11, House consideration of H.R. 5200, p. 13955
  • June 12, House consideration and passage of H.R. 5200, p. 14469
  • Dec. 1, Senate consideration of H.R. 5200, p. 31156
  • Dec. 2, Senate consideration of H.R. 5200, p. 31441
  • Dec. 3, Senate consideration of H.R. 5200, p. 31686
  • Dec. 4, Senate consideration of H.R. 5200, p. 32333
  • Dec. 5, Senate consideration of H.R. 5200, p. 32691
  • Dec. 9, Senate consideration of H.R. 5200, p. 32986

134 Congressional Record
100th Congress, 2nd Session-1988

  • June 22, House consideration of H.R. 1158, p. H4603
  • June 23, House consideration of H.R. 1158, p. H4673
  • June 29, House consideration and passage of H.R. 1158, p. H4898
  • Aug. 1, Senate consideration of H.R. 1158, p. S10454
  • Aug. 2, Senate consideration and passage of H.R. 1158 with an amendment, p. S10532
  • Aug. 8, House concurrence in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1158, p. H6491

Hearings

95th Congress

  • “HUD Attorneys’ fees,” hearings before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Senate Judiciary Committee, Apr. 10, 1978

96th Congress

  • “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1979,” hearings before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mar. 21, 22, May 2, June 5, 11, Sept. 17, 1979
  • “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1979,” hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, House Judiciary Committee, Apr. 6, 25, 26, May 3, 16, 23, 31, June 14, 1979

99th Congress

  • “Fair Housing Amendments Act,” hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, House Judiciary Committee, July 17, 18, 1986

100th Congress

  • “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1987,” hearings before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mar. 31, Apr. 2, 7, 9, June 9, July 1, 1987
  • “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1987,”hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, House Judiciary Committee, Apr. 22, 29, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 1987

Related Hearings

99th Congress

  • “Discrimination in Federally Assisted Housing Programs, Part 1,” hearings before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development, House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee, Nov. 21, 1985, Jan, 30, 1986
  • “Discrimination in Federally Assisted Housing Programs, Part 2,” hearings before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development, House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee, Feb. 27, May 6, 13, 1986

100th Congress

  • Hearings on fair housing issues before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development, House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee, Jan. 27, Feb. 4, 1988

Documents

98th Congress

  • H.R. Doc. No. 98-81, “Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1983, Message from the President,” July 12, 1983

Miscellaneous

  • Presidential Remarks, 11 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. (Sept. 13, 1988)