National CAPACD Applauds the Release of HUD’s Proposed Rule to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposal to implement “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH),” a mandate of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. This rule requires HUD and its program participants to take meaningful action to promote fair housing choice, eliminate historic disparities in housing, and foster inclusive communities. National CAPACD championed the 2015 AFFH rule, which encountered challenges under the previous Administration. We applaud HUD for continuing this critical work to create more equitable communities for groups that face barriers to opportunities because of historic discrimination.

“This proposal demonstrates the Administration’s commitment to fully enforce the Fair Housing Act – it has the potential to reduce racial wealth inequities, increase safe and affordable housing options, build economic and social well-being, and strengthen the vibrancy and stability of under-resourced neighborhoods,” states National CAPACD Executive Director Seema Agnani. “The AFFH rule encompasses much more than addressing discriminatory conduct; it requires organizations and stakeholders to take proactive measures to advance equitable communities that work for all households, particularly those who have been historically disadvantaged.”

National CAPACD appreciates the opportunity to comment on this important rulemaking. We will submit recommendations during the comment period and share opportunities with our members to engage in the process.