In July, HUD released the new rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, providing critical regulatory contours to the Fair Housing Act’s mandate to affirmatively further fair housing. This rule is important because, if carried out correctly, it could change the way we do the business of housing creation - infusing it with important considerations of equity and generating a more economically vibrant Connecticut. The effectiveness of this new regulation relies on three things (1) HUD’s willingness and ability to enforce it, (2) the motivation HUD grantees to comply with it, and (3) the ability of local and regional advocates to bring gaps – glaring or otherwise – to the attention of HUD during the critical public comment period.Read more
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