U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the much-awaited Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that is intended to improve compliance with the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by cities, counties, states, and public housing agencies. In addition to prohibiting discrimination in housing, the Fair Housing Act requires recipients of federal housing and community development funds to “affirmatively further fair housing” to overcome the legacy of residential segregation in the U.S.
Today, in reaction to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's release of the final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement
Washington, DC - July 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released for public comment a proposed regulation clarifying the duty of government funded entities to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. This highly anticipated rule provides guidance to over 1200 local governments, all states, and more than 4000 Housing Authorities and community development agencies who receive federal funds on their fair housing responsibilities under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act