AG Tong backs push for government to restore protections against housing discrimination
Connecticut has joined a group of 23 states asking the federal government to put back in place a rule they say would protect people from housing discrimination.
Attorney General William Tong released a statement asking the U.S. Department of Housing to restore the “disparate impact liability rule."
It was created under the Fair Housing Act in 2013 to protect home buyers and renters from discrimination for reasons including race, gender and disabilities.
Tong adds that more housing discrimination is happening during the pandemic.
His comments join comments by the attorneys general of New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, the District of Columbia, Washington, and California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.
A copy of the comment letter can be found here.