HUD’s withdrawal from the Massachusetts disparate impact case is a first step to definitively end the Trump Administration’s attempt to undermine fair housing enforcement.
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.
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.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and 45 additional community and fair housing organizations have submitted a joint comment letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) encouraging the department to maintain the disparate impact standard, which the agency has proposed to weaken.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a proposed rule change that would severely weaken the “disparate impact” protection under the Fair Housing Act, which requires banks, landlords and other housing providers to choose policies that apply fairly to all persons.
HUD appears to be thinking about how to create loopholes to avoid findings of disparate impact, a standard that says discrimination, regardless of intent, is illegal.
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: …
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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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 …