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HUD Eliminates Obama Era Fair Housing Rule

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It had been threatened from the beginning of the Trump administration, but this week the hammer fell. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has announced the formal termination of the Obama Administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation issued in 2015 . In a press release Carson called the regulation “complicated, costly, and ineffective.” Under the rule, any community receiving HUD money was required to analyze its housing occupancy by race, disability, familial status, economic status, English proficiency, and other categories and analyze any factors that present barriers to housing. It then must then formulate a plan to eliminate those barriers which must be approved or disapproved by HUD. This must be done every five years…(read more)

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