"If you people can't afford to live in our town, then you'll just have to leave."
With these words, Bill Haines, the Mayor of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, in 1970, rejected a proposal by the town's African-American community to build an apartment complex. Haines claimed that the town's zoning for large-lot, single-family homes could not yield to allow apartments.
"Making Exclusionary Zoning Remedies Work: How Courts Applying Title VII Standards to Fair Housing Cases Have Misunderstood the Housing Market,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 24
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol24/iss2/7