30 Jun '15, 6pm

Supreme Court Preserves Key Tool for Fighting Housing Bias | Pulse Magazine | #FairHousing

Supreme Court Preserves Key Tool for Fighting Housing Bias | Pulse Magazine | #FairHousing

"Today is another important step in the long march toward fulfilling one of our nation's founding ideals: equal opportunity for all Americans. The Supreme Court has made it clear that HUD can continue to use this critical tool to eliminate the unfair barriers that have deferred and derailed too many dreams. Working with our partners on the ground, we will continue to do all we can to build a housing market that treats all Americans with basic dignity and respect."—Julian Castro, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development "Under the disparate-impact standard, courts assess discriminatory effect and whether an action perpetuates segregation, whether the discrimination is justified, and whether less discriminatory alternatives exist for the challenged practice. Conduct that has the effect of creating disparate impact can be just as harmful to society as outr...

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