Now is the time to tell HUD how to fix the DISPARATE IMPACT rule


Your input is needed to educate HUD on our concerns with the
uncertainty in the Fair Housing Act created by the rule.
Comments are due by August 20, 2018


After years of urging, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now considering changes to its "disparate impact" fair housing rule. For apartment owners and managers, disparate impact means that seemingly neutral and common business practices, such as criminal background screening, credit screening and Section 8 voucher policies, among others, could trigger discrimination claims despite there being no intent to discriminate on the part of the owner or manager. HUD is looking for public input on the rule and we need your help in making the voice of the apartment housing industry heard loud and clear.

If you have had a personal experience with the disparate impact rule or its effects on one of your business' policies or practices,
we want to hear from you directly. Contact us at