Advancement for Equity: The Game Changing Rule Coming from HUD

20 May 2015 | Sarita Turner
Advancement for Equity: The Game Changing Rule Coming from HUD
People need to live in places where they can get a good job; feel safe; be near quality schools, health clinics, libraries, parks, and grocery stores; and have access to transportation options. However, today, and far too often, the very things people need to participate in the economy are out of reach simply due to the cost of housing in high-opportunity neighborhoods, or because the neighborhoods people live in are fraught with the impacts of long-term disinvestment.
 
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now working to change this through the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. The rule, soon to be released by HUD, will require cities, counties, states, and housing authorities to conduct assessments of fair housing. These assessments will guide the use of federal resources in these communities moving forward.
 
To learn more about this, check out the following webinar archive to hear from Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, and public sector and equity leaders about the importance of the rule and how to get involved in ensuring your jurisdiction conducts an impactful assessment.