The Obama Administration unveiled a comprehensive plan
July 8 focused on combating housing segregation nationwide. Specifically, the
plan clarifies fair housing obligations
local governments, states and public housing agencies that receive HUD funding.
This announcement is, at its core, the culmination of HUD’s final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
, which provides the data, tools and guidance needed to help promote fair
housing and equal opportunity established under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
While not directly impacted by the regulatory obligations that the rule would
impose, NMHC/NAA provided comments on the proposal in 2013. In part, we
expressed concern regarding the indirect negative consequences that additional
regulatory layers might create regarding delays in construction and permitting
decisions for market participants.
For more details on the announcement, please see the related executive summary
and fact sheet
Please contact NMHC’s
Lisa Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org