Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2021, 10:52 PM

Biden Seeks Reversal of Trump-Era Housing Discrimination Rules

Evan Weinberger
Evan Weinberger

The Biden administration set the stage for reversing Trump-era housing policies as part of a broad series of executive orders aimed at promoting racial justice and combating discrimination.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed an executive order calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to review the Trump administration’s “Preserving Neighborhood and Community Choice” and a rule limiting the use of disparate impact to bring housing discrimination claims. Both rules were issued in the summer of 2020.

“This is not only a mandate to refrain from discrimination but a mandate to take actions that undo historic patterns ...

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