The Discriminatory Effects Standard (commonly known as Disparate Impact) of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 upholds our societal obligation to fairness by respecting and protecting equal opportunity. The goal of the Disparate Impact standard is to root out unjustified practices that discriminate against groups protected by the Fair Housing Act, even where there is no specific … [Read more...] about Disparate Impact (Discriminatory Effects Standard)
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October 23, 2017, Washington, D.C. – Today, several civil rights organizations sued the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) challenging its decision to suspend a rule that would have assisted low-income families in securing affordable housing. Five organizations – the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC law … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE: Civil Rights Groups Sue U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Over Suspension of Rule Assisting Low-Income Families
A PRRAC Program Review (March 2013). By Sarah Oppenheimer, Megan Haberle, and Philip Tegeler, with research support from Kayla Kitson. Excerpt: "One of the three statutory goals of the HUD Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration is to “increase housing choices for low-income families.” The MTW program allows HUD to waive provisions of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and various HUD … [Read more...] about Increasing Housing Choices: How Can the MTW Program Evolve to Achieve its Statutory Mandate? (Sarah Oppenheimer & PRRAC, March 2013)
A Lawyers' Committee, National Fair Housing Alliance & PRRAC Program Review (March 2013). Excerpt: "The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, hereinafter 'the Act') prohibits discrimination in a wide range of housing-related transactions, and it also includes an affirmative obligation on the part of HUD and its grantees to 'Affirmatively Further … [Read more...] about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at HUD: A First Term Report Card, Part II (Lawyers’ Committee, National Fair Housing Alliance & PRRAC, March 2013)
A PRRAC Program Review (January 2013). Excerpt: "During the first term of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reaffirmed a broad commitment to fair housing. However, while fair housing enforcement at the agency has increased noticeably, the task of reforming HUD’s own programs has been painstakingly slow. A flurry of positive … [Read more...] about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at HUD: A First Term Report Card, Part I (PRRAC, January 2013)