2016 DLE-Dec 12-Land Use: L11

Dec 12, 2016 01:00pm -
Dec 12, 2016 02:00pm

Event Description

December 12 – Land Use – L11

Disparate Impact Liability and the Fair Housing Act

Speakers: Brian Connolly, Dwight Merriam & Dan Mandelker

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project brought clarity to the question of whether disparate impact liability exists under the Fair Housing Act.  Disparate impact looks at discriminatory effects of facially-neutral policies and practices, including zoning laws.  In upholding the use of disparate impact, the Supreme Court kept intact one of three ways that local governments can be held liable under the Fair Housing Act, but with some important limitations.  This program will review the Inclusive Communities Project case and outcome, and will talk about its implications for local governments.


Brian Connolly is an attorney in the Land Use, Real Estate, and Litigation practice groups at Otten Johnson Robinson Neff & Ragonetti, P.C. in Denver, Colorado.  There, he represents public- and private-sector clients in matters relating to zoning, planning, development entitlements and other complex regulatory issues.  Prior to practicing law, Brian was an urban planner in the planning department of Westchester County, New York, and he has also worked in planning capacities at the federal and municipal government levels.  Brian additionally specializes in the First Amendment and land use issues associated with outdoor sign and advertising regulation, and fair housing matters in local planning and zoning.

Event Type:Distance Learning Event
Category:Distance Learning
Early registration ends on Oct 26, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Oct 27, 2016 and ends on Nov 15, 2016.
Late registration starts on Nov 16, 2016.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 2016 DLE-Dec 12
Member Fee: $49.00$49.00$49.00
Non-Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$99.00