Hurdles remain for disparate impact claims in housing despite SCOTUS ruling

Supreme Court Ruling on Disparate Impact Supreme Court Upholds Key Tool in Fighting Housing Discrimination (LOS ANGELES) – The housing rights center (hrc) applauds the United States Supreme Court’s ruling today in which it confirmed that it is illegal to enforce policies that have a disproportionately adverse effect on members of a protected class, even if those policies appear to be.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it will "formally seek the public’s comment on whether its 2013 Disparate Impact Regulation is consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. inclusive communities project, Inc."

The oral arguments in January gave little indication as to how the Supreme Court might rule. The court’s liberal justices asked whether reversing disparate-impact claims was. court’s ruling is.

In Case With Dallas Ties, Supreme Court Upholds Tool For Fighting Housing Bias – The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (ICP), a Texas-based nonprofit corporation that assists low-income families in obtaining affordable housing, brought a disparate-impact claim. out the live.

Civil rights groups are breathing a little easier today, after the Court’s ruling in an important housing discrimination case. The question before the Court was whether claims brought under the fair housing act, which prohibits housing discrimination "because of" race, can be based on an allegation that a law or practice has a "disparate impact" – that is, it has a discriminatory.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on thursday gave equal rights advocates a win by holding the Fair Housing Act encompasses claims for disparate impact, not just intentional discrimination, but the justices.

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INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES AND DISPARATE IMPACT UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT In its recent Inclusive Communities decision the Supreme Court held (5-4) that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The authors discuss disparate impact prior to the case, HUD’s disparate impact rule, and the Inclusive Communities decision.