HUD Statement on Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
On January 21, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a statement regarding Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al., Petitioners v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
HUD Statement on
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al., Petitioners v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States considered an important legal doctrine that is critical to HUD’s ability to enforce the Fair Housing Act and to protect the rights of those whose housing choices would otherwise be limited because of their race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, or because they have children. The landmark Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits housing discrimination and has been interpreted to prohibit housing practices that produce an unjustified discriminatory effect, regardless of whether there was any evidence of intent to discriminate. HUD’s discriminatory effects rule did not create new law, rather formalized long-established agency practice and 40 years of judicial precedent from 11 appellate courts. We cannot turn back the clock in the progress we’ve made fighting housing discrimination. We now await the Court’s ruling.
Read HUD’s amicus brief supporting this doctrine and HUD’s final rule.
Please click here to view the statement online.
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