The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a new rule to formalize a national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as the result of a...more
On February 8, HUD issued a final rule authorizing so-called “disparate impact” or “effects test” claims under the Fair Housing Act. The rule provides support for private or governmental plaintiffs challenging housing or...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued a final rule (“Rule”) on February 8, 2013, which provides additional support to potential government and private plaintiffs seeking to challenge “facially...more
In April 2102, the CFPB issued a bulletin to confirm that it plans to apply a disparate impact test in exercising its supervisory and enforcement authority under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B. The...more
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule that provides that if a practice has a "discriminatory effect," HUD or a private plaintiff can establish liability under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) has finally issued its much-debated disparate impact rule. HUD argues that the rule — which it plans to apply retroactively — is simply a codification of its...more
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