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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose HUD’s Rule Change Of The Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard

On October 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard” published on August 19, 2019. We strongly oppose the rule change that will threaten the health and well-being of protected classes of people, many of whom we serve. In this comment, we detail the ways in which this rule will harm the health and financial prosperity of people of color, families with children, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people, by establishing new burden-shifting framework that benefits defendants and undermines the core intent of the Fair Housing Act and Disparate Impact Rule.