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HUD signals changes could be coming to disparate impact rule

Source: Ben Lane, HousingWire

Changes could be on the way for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s disparate impact rule, a rule enacted by HUD during the Obama administration and used as a way to enforce the Fair Housing Act.  Under HUD’s rule, lenders, landlords, and other housing providers can be held liable for discrimination against protected classes even if it was not their intent to discriminate.

While the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact as a legal means to establish liability for discriminatory actions, the court’s decision did not specifically rule on HUD’s policy. Now, HUD is preparing to ask the public to comment on whether its rule is “consistent” with the Supreme Court's decision.

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