27 Jul HUD’s plan likely to weaken Fair Housing Laws
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to terminate the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and implement a new one. This would be disastrous for fair housing laws, rolling them back 50 years. Furthermore, termination of the rule would weaken HUD’s role in promoting and protecting fair housing laws.
The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) hopes to halt this rule and work with HUD to rewrite it.
HUD’s plan reduces a community’s responsibility to reverse the impact of segregation and discrimination practices. Also, this new rule gets rid of HUD’s responsibility to monitor and oversee the Fair Housing Act.
C.A.R. President Jeanne Radsick, in response, says,”As Realtors , we have seen progress made regarding fair housing over the last 50 years throughout our communities in California. However, the long history of discrimination in housing continues to play a major role with respect to vast disparities within many communities and among many populations statewide. As stewards of fair housing C.A.R. believes HUD shuld halt the final rule and actively work with the real estate industry to take a stronger stance on monitoring what communities are doing to implement and protect fair housing,”