Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

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By Charlene Crowell

      Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or denied?

In 2019, these questions are as timely as they are timeless. Beyond rising housing costs for would-be buyers and renters alike, serious doubts are emerging about the nation’s commitment to the letter and spirit of fair housing laws, related enforcement, and regulations supporting both.

Today’s Black homeownership rate is 41.1% — lower th...