There will be a discussion of the original Texas court case that imitated the disparate impact ruling in the first place.
Fair Housing and Disparate Impact Update - 2019
Simply stated, disparate impact occurs when a housing provider’s policies or actions, although neutral and non-discriminatory on their face, serve to disproportionately negatively impact a protected class of individuals, as defined under the Fair Housing Act. These “Protected Classes” include race, color, religion, gender, national origin, familial status (presence of children under 18), and handicap (mental or physical disability).
In this program, Paul analyzes several important recent developments in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule making and issuance of guidance based on disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act (FHA)..
In 60 min session of Fair housing and disparate impact, Paul will discuss the three-part burden-shifting test for determining when a housing practice has a discriminatory effect even without discriminatory intent. Also discussed are various policies such as: