Sign Up to Defend Fair Housing
Please sign this letter opposing the Trump Administration’s plan to weaken rules that prohibit discriminatory housing policies. HUD has proposed changes to federal Fair Housing Act regulations that would dismantle an essential tool for fighting practices that restrict housing access for people of color, individuals with disabilities, families with children, and others.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing policies and practices that have a discriminatory or disparate impact, even if there was no blatant intent to discriminate. HUD’s proposed “Disparate Impact” rule would make it much more difficult, if not impossible, to fight these discriminatory housing policies by shifting the burden of proof entirely to plaintiffs.
Even more offensive, HUD wants to make any housing policy or practice immune from challenge of discriminatory impact unless the victims can prove that a company could make at least as much money without discriminating. In other words, the profit justifies the discrimination.
Thank you for helping us show that Ohio has a strong network of organizations and individuals willing to fight institutional discrimination and stand up for fair housing,
Executive Director, COHHIO