How the Supreme Court decision impacts rental housing
The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the "disparate impact standard" for determining violations of the Fair Housing Act has significant implications for virtually every rental community in the Country, whether affordable or market-rate. The decision has added confusion and uncertainty to the already difficult task of staying in compliance with Fair Housing requirements.
We invite you to join us tomorrow, Aug. 25, for this special breaking news webinar led by Mark S. Alper, NCHM's former Senior Vice President for Compliance (returning for this webinar only) and Paul Votto, NCHM's Director of Housing Programs. Mark and Paul will explain the decision and discuss the potential impact on housing professionals as they carry out their day-to-day functions.
Topics covered in the 90-minute webinar:
What "disparate impact" means and how it differs from "disparate treatment"
HUD's 2013 Final Rule issued in anticipation of litigation and its meaning now
How the disparate impact standard is applied
What the US Supreme Court said on the matter in its June 25, 2015 ruling
Examples of potentially problematic policies and practices
Proactive steps to consider in response to the new standard
Complying with the Fair Housing Act has never been more difficult. Even the "best intentions" can lead to potentially costly violations. Learn why it is critically important to understand the meaning of the "disparate impact standard" and steps you can take to reduce the risk of exposure.