Only a few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision upholding disparate impact as basis for liability under the Fair Housing Act (the Act; for further discussion of the case, see our blog posts here and here), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) promulgated a new rule implementing the Act.
Continue Reading Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: HUD Promulgates Final Rule

In a 5-4 decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of disparate impact analysis in Fair Housing Act claims.
Continue Reading Disparate Impact Liability Survives U.S. Supreme Court Review

Retirement Communities are vulnerable to civil penalties and bad press if they don’t carefully adhere to Fair Housing Act regulations and recordkeeping, as this complex with 2,600 units found out last month:

“After three years of investigation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week filed a complaint against Colorado’s oldest retirement community,