FHA Claims After Inclusive Communities

APA Planning & Law Division


Friday, October 5, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

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The ability to bring Fair Housing Act claims based upon disparate impact was confirmed in the Supreme Court's 2015 opinion in Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. v. Texas Dep't of Hous. & Cmty. Affairs.  What has been the effect of the Court's decision?  An increase in upheld FHAdiscrimination claims, or instead an increase in dismissals of such claims?  How can cities provide affordable housing without creating concentrations of poverty and perpetuating housing segregation? This panel will explore the ICP case and its aftermath as well as discuss the future of affordable housing.


Edwin P. Voss

Edwin P. Voss, Jr. is an equity partner at Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P. in Richardson, Texas, specializing in litigation defending local governments in a broad range of cases. Mr. Voss’ prior experience includes ten years as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas, where he was head ... Read More

Anamaria Hazard

Anamaria Hazard is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Atlanta Department of Law in the Infrastructure and Real Estate practice group where she advises and represents the Office of the Mayor, Atlanta City Council, and the Department of City Planning on land use and zoning, housing, permitting, signage ... Read More

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Marsha Boone, marsha.boone@americanbar.org