Federal Hill Capital v. City of Providence (2016)

Category: Active Case    Discrimination    Due Process    Students' Rights    


About This Case:
This is a lawsuit against the City of Providence challenging a city ordinance that prohibits more than three “college students” from living together in certain areas of the city.  The initial lawsuit, filed in RI Superior Court, was on behalf of the owner and tenants of a house in the Elmhurst section of Providence. The suit argued that the ordinance violates the plaintiffs’ rights to due process and equal protection of the law.  In February 2018, the RI Superior Court ruled against the rights of the college students.

Current Status:
In June 2019,  we filed an appeal before the RI Supreme Court.

ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Jeffrey L. Levy, Charles D. Blackman

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