Berkeley Law students and CAPS members Brenna Kearns (3L), Snehee Khandeshi (2L), and Tal Solovey (1L) submitted a public comment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact standard. In it, the students argued that the HUD must not allow housing providers, lenders, insurers and a host of other actors to evade liability for the discriminatory effects of their policies by hiding behind algorithmic models and declining to collect data.

CAPS Student Comment HUD Disparate Impact