Please sign on to this letter opposing the Trump Administration’s plan to weaken protections against discriminatory housing policies. HUD has proposed changes to federal Fair Housing Act regulations that would dismantle an essential tool for fighting practices that restrict housing access for people of color, individuals with disabilities, families with children, and others.
So click here to add your name to our letter opposing this rule change by Oct. 16, and we’ll submit it as public comment to HUD. We need to show that Ohio has a strong network of organizations and individuals willing to fight institutional discrimination and stand up for fair housing.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing policies and practices that have a discriminatory or disparate impact, even if there was no blatant intent to discriminate. HUD’s proposed “Disparate Impact” rule would make it much more difficult, if not impossible, to fight these discriminatory housing policies by shifting the burden of proof entirely to plaintiffs.
Even more offensive, HUD wants to protect any housing policy or practice from a challenge of discriminatory impact unless the victims can prove that a company could make at least as much money without discriminating. In other words, the profit justifies the discrimination.
Thank you for taking a stand for Fair Housing,
More information about HUD’s Disparate Impact rule: