disparate impact

NCRC Submits Comment Supporting HUD’s Proposed Disparate Impact Rule

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) today submitted a comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), applauding HUD for its proposed rule setting the standard for bringing disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act. In the comment letter, NCRC also urged HUD to offer guidance to the lending and insurance industries on the proper use of predictive technologies in underwriting, particularly with regard to artificial intelligence, machine learning and alternative data.

NCRC applauds HUD’s reinstatement of critical fair housing rule

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a rule reinstating its Discriminatory Effects Standard, which ensures that housing practices that appear neutral in their design do not create or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion and other groups protected under the Fair Housing Act.

NCRC Applauds HUD’s Effort to Reinstate Critical Fair Housing Rules

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) took action to reinstate the critical 2013 Discriminatory Effects Rule which helps prevent discriminatory practices, and restore crucial portions of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule which ensures that communities that receive federal funds take steps to eliminate barriers to fair housing.

NCRC applauds preliminary injunction to postpone effective date of HUD’s disparate impact Rule

Today, the United States District Court of Massachusetts found in favor of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center and Housing Works, Inc. and issued a preliminary injunction to postpone the start date of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new disparate impact rule, which had been finalized by the agency in September.

NCRC Condemns HUD’s Disparate Impact Rule

The Trump Administration has attacked one of the most vital pieces of civil rights legislation, the Fair Housing Act, on multiple fronts in the last several weeks. They gutted the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule that enforces fairness in housing. Now, they are effectively eliminating the disparate impact standard in fair housing cases.

NCRC Reacts to Supreme Court Decision Upholding Use of Disparate Impact Analysis in Fair Housing

Washington, DC – Today, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project upholding the use of disparate impact analysis in the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: …

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NCRC Applauds HUD Disparate Impact Rule

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) issuance of a rule on the “Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard.” NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We applaud HUD for formalizing in their rulemaking that the Fair …

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White Paper: The Foreclosure Crisis and its Impact on Communities of Color

The Foreclosure Crisis and Its Impact on Communities of Color: Research and Solutions As the foreclosure crisis continues unabated, destroying wealth for American families and undermining the stability and vibrancy of communities, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) latest whitepaper serves as an in-depth investigation of the success and weaknesses of the major federal and …

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