Status of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Disparate Impact Rule

This memo was written to address the status of disparate impact discrimination analysis under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”), following the Trump Administration’s 2020 rule and the Biden Administration’s response. The 2020 HUD rule, which would have gutted disparate impact as a means of establishing unlawful discrimination under the FHA, was enjoined in October 2020 and was not permitted to go into effect.  As of March 2021, HUD continues to operate pursuant to the status quo, which is governed by the Obama Administration’s 2013 rule on disparate impact analysis under the FHA. 

Gov. Newsom Appoints Lisa Holder to Calif. Task Force on Reparations for Slavery

As the country continues to confront a history of racial injustice, deeply rooted in the legacy of slavery and systemic racism, today, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed five individuals, including EJS Of Counsel Lisa Holder, to serve on the newly formed Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The formation of this … Continue reading Gov. Newsom Appoints Lisa Holder to Calif. Task Force on Reparations for Slavery