4th Anniversary of SCOTUS Disparate Impact Victory – Toolkit

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Today, we celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Inclusive Communities Project decision upholding and recognizing Disparate Impact claims under the Fair Housing Act. Disparate Impact supports the obligation that we all have—cities and towns, landlords and real estate agents, corporations and the federal government—to respect and protect equal opportunity in housing. That means avoiding unnecessary policies that discriminate in practice and are rooted in prejudice. Civil rights groups have used Disparate Impact to protect housing rights for survivors of domestic violence, combat lending, and insurance redlining, and secure the development of affordable housing for people with disabilities.  However, the Trump Administration is trying to take away this important tool. We must fight to keep the Disparate Impact protection. We must defend our civil rights.

Help us raise the alarm about the attack on Disparate Impact and join us in calling on the Trump Administration to support and enforce strong fair housing rights, such as disparate impact, to protect communities nationwide.

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Today, we celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the SCOTUS @ICPMobility decision that upheld Disparate Impact under the Fair Housing Act! #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

Disparate Impact means avoiding unnecessary policies that discriminate in practice and are rooted in prejudice. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

Civil rights groups have used Disparate Impact to protect housing rights for survivors of domestic violence, combat lending, and insurance redlining, and secure the development of affordable housing for people with disabilities. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

Cities and towns, landlords and real estate agents, corporations and the federal government are all obligated to abide by this rule. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

There is currently a push to weaken the Disparate Impact protection under the #FairHousing Act coming from the Trump Admin who is seeking to eliminate this critical protection across the board. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

Our courts must continue to uphold this critical tool and we call on the Trump Administration to enforce and support strong fair housing laws. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

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Today, we celebrate the 4th Anniversary of SCOTUS’ @ICPMobility ruling to #ProtectDisparateImpact under the Fair Housing Act. This ruling protects communities and neighborhoods nationwide! Learn more at https://nationalfairhousing.org/disparateimpact. #DefendCivilRights

Today marks the 4th Anniv. of SCOTUS’ @ICPMobility ruling to #ProtectDisparateImpact under the Fair Housing Act. Disparate Impact protects communities and neighborhoods nationwide! Learn more at https://nationalfairhousing.org/disparateimpact. #DefendCivilRights

Four years ago today, SCOTUS decided the @ICPMobility ruling to #ProtectDisparateImpact under the Fair Housing Act. Disparate Impact protects communities and neighborhoods nationwide! Learn more at https://nationalfairhousing.org/disparateimpact. #DefendCivilRights

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Disparate Impact helps protect the housing rights of survivors of #DomesticViolence. Learn more at  https://nationalfairhousing.org/disparateimpact. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

Disparate Impact helps ensure that banks and insurance companies cannot redline communities of color. Learn more at https://nationalfairhousing.org/disparateimpact. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

Disparate Impact is a critical tool in expanding #FairHousing opportunities for people with disabilities. Learn more at https://nationalfairhousing.org/disparateimpact. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights

Disparate Impact helps ensure that families with children have access to affordable housing. Learn more at https://nationalfairhousing.org/disparateimpact. #ProtectDisparateImpact #DefendCivilRights