Supreme Court Rules FHA Encompasses Disparate Impact Claims

Supreme Court Rules FHA Encompasses Disparate Impact Claims



On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. that a state’s “Qualified Allocation Plan” (QAP) implemented by an allocating agency violates the Fair Housing Act if it “disparately impacts” a protected minority even though the allocating agency did not intend to discriminate.

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