An Obama-era rule forces mortgage lenders and housing providers to fix policies that cause racial disparities. Now advocates are fighting to keep it from being 'gutted'

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development passed what’s known as the “disparate impact” rule to protect marginalized people from policies that deny them a fair shot at safe housing.Now, as the department seeks to change the rule and make it harder for accusers to make their housing disparity case, the National Fair Housing Alliance and other advocacy organizations have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to halt the change, just as it was set to go into effect Oct. 26. A judge temporarily stopped the change while the lawsuit moves forward.Fair housing advocates are concerned th…

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