Texas Housing Bias Row May Affect Developer Building Plans

By Jess Krochtengel (June 15, 2016, 10:17 PM EDT) -- Texas' housing agency on Friday will try to derail a suit accusing it of discrimination in allocating tax credits for affordable housing developments, a test of the U.S. Supreme Court's recognition of unintentional discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act that could affect where developers build their projects.

In the same case that led to the high court's June 2015 decision allowing discrimination claims under the FHA that a housing policy has a disparate impact on a protected group, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs will argue nonprofit Inclusive Communities Project Inc. hasn't met the strict standards now required...

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