In this AAGO Minute, Heather Powell, Senior Propery Manager with PRG Real Estate Management, explains what "Disparate Impact" means in terms of Fair Housing.
Hello, my name is Heather Powell, I am a Senior Property Manager with PRG Real Estate Management and your Fair Housing instructor here at the AAGO office. Today's topic is "Disparate Impact." This is a big player in Fair Housing right now in our industry, and there is a lot of hearsay about what it actually means.
Disparate Impact means that it's adversly affecting your clientele, whether it be a policy or procedure that your company has in place. An example of that would be you only allow people to live in your community that have a full-time job. This can adversly affect a protected class. In this case it could affect someone with familial status, maybe they have a child and have child support, or a disabled veteran who has disability benefits in addition to a part-time job.
For more information on this topic, you can join me for my next class on October 29th in the AAGO office, and this was your AAGO minute.