HUD may reverse rule on housing discrimination

HOUSING | The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a notice about its plan to revisit its “disparate impact” rule, which prohibits discrimination that happens as an effect of a policy whose language is otherwise neutral. (Citylab, 6/21)

“This new advance notice of proposed rulemaking appears to ask the kinds of questions that you might ask if you were trying to water down a rule,” says Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes fair practices in lending and housing. “Are there loopholes that should be provided? Is the rule burdensome?”

“Historically, discrimination in housing has taken two forms, implicit and explicit,” Van Tol says. “What we’ve successfully managed to drive out of the mortgage industry in particular is intentional and explicit discrimination. But implicit discrimination still exists.”

RACIAL EQUITY | In the fifth session of WRAG and Leadership Greater Washington’s Putting Racism on the Table: Expanding the Table for Racial Equity series, Julie Nelson (Government Alliance on Race & Equity) and Karla Bruce (Fairfax County Government) discuss the role of government in advancing racial equity, and the role of community leaders in pushing government to do so. Click here to watch the video and download the accompanying discussion and viewing guides

NONPROFITS | Congratulations to Miriam’s Kitchen for being selected as this year’s AIM award winner by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement! (Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 6/22)

EDUCATIONHow bad is teacher pay? Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says (Baltimore Sun, 6/20)

PHILANTHROPY | EPIP DC has announced a new mentorship program to help cultivate strategic, supportive relationships for professionals in the philanthropic community. Learn more

ARTS & HUMANITIESThis Group of Women Is Building A Women’s Suffrage Memorial In Virginia (DCist, 6/22)

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