Fair Housing Rule Faces Uncertain Future
A long-awaited and hard-fought measure to fight housing discrimination, create housing choice, and bring new investments to disadvantaged communities faces an uncertain future under a bill amendment passed this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The amendment prohibits HUD from implementing and enforcing the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH) rule, which is due out within a month. While this amendment would be a major barrier to bringing much-needed opportunity to low- and middle-income people, it’s still uncertain whether it will be signed into law. Watch our recent webinar on why AFFH is vital to communities, and read Director Sarah Treuhaft’s article in Rooflines, “Seizing the Moment to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.” And stay tuned for more on how you can support efforts to further fair housing, housing choice, and much-needed investment in neglected communities.