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Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Feature
September 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
President Trump has opinions about the sanctity of local control that don't agree with his other opinions about local control. This is a cautionary tale.
James Brasuell
August 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Carson has spent much of his time as HUD secretary attacking the housing programs, initiatives, and regulations central to the agency’s mission.
Curbed
Feature
August 12, 2020, 7am PDT
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, as adopted by the Obama administration and scrapped by the Trump administration, didn't include the policy tools necessary to achieve fair housing in the United States, according to this opinion piece.
Jonathan Zasloff
August 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The Trump administration didn't just dismantle an Obama-era fair housing rule—it replaced it with a new policy of its own called
Politico
Blog post
July 29, 2020, 12pm PDT

President Trump took to Twitter today to celebrate his administration's decision to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, approved by the Obama administration to strengthen the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

James Brasuell
July 28, 2020, 9am PDT
It's not clear if President Trump is aware that his administration has been working to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule since 2018, but he's recently doubled down on messaging that pit suburbs against the Fair Housing Act.
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2020, 6am PDT
President Trump is trying to marshal votes by raising fears about the effects of the Affirmatively Fair Housing Act on the suburbs, where the president is losing support among voters.
Associated Press via U.S. World News and Report
July 2, 2020, 7am PDT
In a move probably made to appeal to suburban voters in an election year, President Trump sent a late night tweet claiming that the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is having a 'devastating impact' on suburbs.
Business Insider
February 18, 2020, 11am PST
A former housing and urban development secretary and a professor of sociology oppose the Trump administration's proposed changes to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
The New York Times
January 13, 2020, 5am PST
The Trump administration last week published its latest attempt to undermine a fair housing rule adopted during the Obama administration.
Curbed
July 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
A couple of questions are fundamental to the debate about the housing affordability crisis.
Urban Institute
January 9, 2019, 5am PST
The Supreme Court upheld the disparate impact doctrine at the heart of fair housing rules, along with many other anti-discrimination policies, in 2015. Still, the Trump administration is looking for ways to undermine disparate impact.
The Washington Post
December 28, 2018, 6am PST
Civil rights advocates are claiming that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is no longer in the business of enforcing fair housing laws.
The Washington Post
August 15, 2018, 6am PDT
Observers have been pointing out the contradictions in Secretary Ben Carson's justifications for a new approach to the Fair Housing Act.
Slate
August 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development will rewrite the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule approved by the Obama administration in 2015. HUD Secretary Ben Carson says the rule is "suffocating" affordable housing development.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
May 8, 2018, 5am PDT
Housing Advocates have filed a lawsuit to press the Department of Housing and Urban Development to enforce requirements of the Fair Housing Act.
The Washington Post
January 19, 2018, 8am PST
With the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule on the ropes, a legal strategy has emerged to challenge HUD's plan to delay enforcement.
CityLab
January 5, 2018, 9am PST
The Trump Administration is gutting a key requirement of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule enacted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Obama Administration.
The New York Times
February 4, 2017, 7am PST
All eyes are on Texas to see whether fair housing policies enacted by the Obama Administration will have any chance to stick.
Next City
January 24, 2017, 11am PST
Republican-sponsored congressional legislation would rescind a landmark achievement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama Administration.
National Low Income Housing Coalition