Save the Date: Webinar on Proposed Anti-Fair Housing Disparate-Impact Rule, August 22

The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) will hold a webinar on August 22 to discuss HUD’s proposed drastic changes to the Disparate Impact rule that would make it virtually impossible for discrimination plaintiffs to bring successful disparate-impact claims. The webinar will outline the importance of disparate-impact theory and highlight contexts where it is crucial to advancing housing rights for the Fair Housing Act’s “protected classes” of people. Presenters will share information on how removing this tool will impact people with criminal records, survivors of domestic violence, and immigrants, as well as the effect it would have on land-use policies.

Save the date for this webinar scheduled for August 22 at 3:00 p.m. ET. A link to register is not yet available.

Presenters will include:

  • Marie Claire Tran-Leung, senior attorney, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
  • Sandra Park, senior attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project
  • Scott Chang, director of litigation, Housing Rights Center
  • Eric Dunn, director of litigation, NHLP
  • Renee Williams, staff attorney, NHLP (moderator)

In case you missed the August 5 Memo, NLIHC prepared a preliminary summary of the proposed rule, along with a side-by-side comparison of the key section of the existing rule and how HUD proposes to change it (see Memo, 8/5).

NLIHC’s preliminary summary of key features is at:

NLIHC’s side-by-side comparison is at:

More about disparate impact is on page 7-8 of NLIHC’s 2019 Advocates’ Guide