HUD suspends AFFH, a key civil rights rule intended to fight housing discrimination 

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced this week it is suspending the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule until 2020. The AFFH rule was implemented in 2015 to provide jurisdictions with a long-overdue roadmap and measurement tools to comply with the landmark Fair Housing Act (FHA).

In response to the suspension, John Taylor, President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), made the following statement:

“It’s quite unfortunate this fundamental rule of fairness has been suspended, but the law hasn’t. Cities and towns still need to be planning to see what they can do to affirmatively further fair housing in their community. Whether it’s in 2018 or 2020, local leaders are still accountable for racially and socioeconomically inclusive and diverse communities.”

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Jesse Meisenhelter

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