Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact Under the Fair Housing Act

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Kennedy, upheld the disparate impact doctrine under the Fair Housing Act. This precedent-setting opinion affirmed both 40 years of legal jurisprudence and the decisions of 11 U.S. appellate courts in holding that disparate impact is cognizable under the Fair Housing Act.

Click here to read NFHA’s statement on this precedent-setting case: http://nationalfairhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2015-06-25-NFHA-Statement-on-Supreme-Court-Disparate-Impact-Decision.pdf