[Webinar] HUD and the Disparate Impact Rule
October 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET
On June 25, 2021, President Biden’s newly appointed Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge proposed to rescind a Secretary Carson-era disparate impact rule designed to implement the Fair Housing Act. In its place, HUD would reinstate the 2013 Discriminatory Effect Standard because the 2013 rule “better states Fair Housing Act jurisprudence and is more consistent with the Fair Housing Act’s remedial purposes.” By the time notice and comment ended on August 24, 2021, over ten thousand public comments had been submitted.
Critics of Secretary Fudge’s proposed rule, including Ranking Member Senator Pat Toomey, argue that the change not only flouts the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities but also ultimately hurt consumers. Proponents argue that the change will move the housing market towards greater equity.
Join a panel of experts with a diversity of views to discuss the pros and cons.
Compton Jones Dresher
National Fair Housing Alliance
President and General Counsel
Center for Equal Opportunity
Federalist Society’s Civil Rights Practice Group
Federalist Society’s Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group