The Supreme Court's ruling in Edmonds v. Oxford House: implications for group homes


J. Petrila

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Discusses the US Supreme Court's ruling in Edmonds v. Oxford House, a case in which the court ruled that a municipal ordinance establishing the maximum number of unrelated individuals who could reside in a single family home could be challenged by the operators of a group home as discriminatory under the Fair Housing Amendments Act. The ruling may signal a recognition by a majority of the court that statutory exceptions to laws such as the Fair Housing Amendments Act or the Americans With Disabilities Act should be read narrowly so that application of the antidiscrimination policies they embrace will not be inhibited. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)