Disparate Impact and Treatment in Fair Housing

Organizer: National Urban League

What does fair housing look like?

Our fair housing rights are regularly threatened by overt discrimination as well as scenarios involving disparate impact. Disparate impact refers to practices that seem neutral, but that disproportionately and negatively impact a group of people protected by the Fair Housing Act. For example, many lenders have lost interest in making smaller home loans. While this may seem to be a neutral act, it closes the door to homeownership for many low-income people who are also more likely to be minorities.

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