LIIF Applauds Supreme Court Ruling to Combat Housing Discrimination
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that a key anti-discrimination provision under the landmark Fair Housing Act will be upheld, marking a significant victory for civil rights and housing advocates. The court’s decision holds that “disparate impact” lawsuits are authorized under the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, noting that the civil rights measure covers more than merely cases of intentional and blatant racial bias.
For decades, the disparate impact has been a powerful enforcement tool to stop housing discrimination. LIIF applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to recognize disparate impact claims and the important role they play in promoting fairness and inclusion in American communities.
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Source: U.S. Supreme Court