WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will eliminate the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation and replace it with a new rule, Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice. The AFFH regulation was enacted in 2015 as a provision of the Fair Housing Act to end all discrimination in housing.
“Reasonable people can disagree on the technical elements of any regulation, but nothing about this action is reasonable. It guts the purpose of this important civil rights legislation,” said NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin. “Eliminating the AFFH regulation is an invitation to do nothing to address the impact local policies and practices can have on increasing racial inequality,” Dworkin said.
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