CITIES: End of Restriction

First in the nation, the New York City Council voted 20 to 1 last week to outlaw race restrictions in New York City private housing.* Effective next April, 1,787,000 nonrestricted apartments will be available to all tenants and buyers; landlords and owners who refuse to rent or sell to Negroes, Jews, Puerto Ricans or other minority groups will have to face complex "conciliation" hearings before a newly created Fair Housing Practices Panel, backed up by the threat of city-obtained court orders to enforce compliance with the law. Exempted: one-or two-family houses, unless they are part of a development of ten...

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