Fair Housing in the News

A Supreme Court ruling and a new rule from HUD have both put fair housing in the news recently. In June, the Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act, meaning that decisions and practices shown to have discriminatory effects are illegal, even without proof of discriminatory intent.  Read more about the ruling at NPR.org, the National Fair Housing Alliance, or on SCOTUSblog.com.  On June 25, HUD published a final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) providing tools for HUD grantees to meet long-standing fair housing requirements. For more information about the updated AFFH rule, visit huduser.org.