Ben Carson proposing a significant affordable housing rule change

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is working on a rule change which he says is going to promote the production of affordable housing and will hopefully decrease discrimination.

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Carson exclusively told FOX Business' "Making Money with Charles Payne" that the proposed Disparate Impact Standard would update the Fair Housing Act to reflect a 2015 Supreme Court ruling.

"If a rule or policy has been put in place and unintentionally negatively impacts one of the protected classes, then you have a disparate impact situation," Carson said. "The problem is it's overly broad."

Their intention, he said, is to avoid unnecessary lawsuits in the event a housing company's practices "were not motivated by discriminatory intent."

"We're not going to let any of this stuff get by, but we don't want a situation that is so complex that the only people who benefit are lawyers who sue everybody for everything under the sun," Carson said.

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