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Higher Bar for ‘Disparate Impact’ Fair Housing Claims?

Posted By: Courtney Ferm (deleted) Industry News ,

"The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday proposed raising the bar for bringing claims of discrimination, appeasing the home insurance and mortgage industries, which, along with President Trump’s Treasury Department, have lobbied the agency for the change.

The new rule, to be published Monday in the Federal Register, would amend an Obama-era regulation barring lenders, landlords and others in the housing industry from enacting policies that may appear innocuous but wind up discriminating against minority groups.

Unintentional discrimination, known as “disparate impact,” would become harder — if not impossible — to prove under the Trump administration’s proposal" - The Washington Post

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