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Enforcing Fair Housing - For Real

After a lawsuit in New York State, HUD has taken up the stick and is threatening to terminate funding to housing programs if civil rights fair housing regulations are not met.

Michael Allen writes about HUD's clampdown in The Planning Commissioners Journal:

"Under emerging HUD guidelines and a stepped-up agency enforcement policy, recipients of federal housing funds will be required to take a hard look at impediments to fair housing choice in their jurisdictions and propose robust actions to overcome them.

This new environment will have a dramatic impact on communities across the country, whether they are one of the 1200+ "entitlement jurisdictions" receiving federal funds directly from HUD, or small cities or rural counties whose federal funds are channeled through a state community development agency."

A summary of the article is at PCJ, and the full article is available for purchase.

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