Credit Reporting, U.S. Supreme CourtSupreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact Test Under FHA Posted on June 25, 2015 by Jeff Sovern Opnions here. Jeff Sovern Key paragraph of Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion in King v. Burwell Three quick reads after King v. Burwell
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The Supreme Court’s ruling assures that fair housing laws will be enforced and discriminatory policies will be challenged, based on their impact on protected class individuals, and society in general,” said Robert J. Strupp, Executive Director of Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. (BNI), one of the oldest non-profit fair housing agencies in the nation. Founded in 1959, almost a decade before the federal Fair Housing Act became law in 1968, BNI enforces and promotes fair housing and works for housing justice throughout Maryland.
As current events in Baltimore and around the country have shown, 150 years after the end of the Civil War, racial hatred continues to exist and policies and practices of government are essential to creating diverse, sustainable communities and the equal housing opportunity envisioned by BNI’s founders, our nation’s forefathers, and everyone who works for and believes in housing justice.