Join us and help to #defendcivilrights in Housing!

Comments & Cocktails

When: Thursday, September 26, 4:30-6:00pm*

Where: Connecticut Fair Housing Center at 60 Popieluszko Court, Hartford

Why: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is proposing to gut the longstanding legal tool known as disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act, that would destroy a 45-year-old protection against housing discrimination and would pave the way for widespread harm to millions of people. This is one of the Trump administration’s most extreme moves to dismantle anti-discrimination laws.

The disparate impact tool helps make housing accessible for families with children, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, people of faith, and communities of color. It has played a critical role in advancing civil rights and equal opportunity and addressing the segregation that persists in America. Use of disparate impact was even recently affirmed by the Supreme Court in a 2015 ruling.

*It will take just a few minutes to submit a comment but you are welcome to stay and enjoy food, drinks, and comradery! If you are unable to join us, you can submit comments here and learn more about HUD’s proposed attack on civil rights at

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