Politico: White House to scrap fair housing rule as Trump bids for suburban voters

Politico, July 22, 2020: White House to scrap fair housing rule as Trump bids for suburban voters

The White House plans to eliminate a sweeping Obama-era fair housing regulation on Thursday and replace it with a much weaker rule amid an effort by President Donald Trump to paint rival Joe Biden as a danger to the suburbs.

A handful of White House officials led the effort to craft a new rule over objections from both within the White House and at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a person familiar with the matter. HUD had already released its own 84-page proposal to overhaul the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule in January, the culmination of more than a year of work.

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