Secretary Carson Terminates 2015 AFFH Rule
D is abolishing the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, a 2015 regulation implementing the 1968 Fair Housing Act’s mandate that governments take affirmative steps to address segregation
HUD referred to the rule as “complicated, costly, and ineffective.” “After reviewing thousands of comments on the proposed changes to the AFFH, we found it to be unworkable and ultimately a waste of time for localities to comply with, too often resulting in funds being steered away from communities that need them most,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement Thursday.
NAR and other housing groups argue that eliminating the rule strips away a vital tool for fulfilling the original civil rights purpose of the 1968 Fair Housing Act
“The National Association of REALTORS® is disappointed that HUD has taken this step, which significantly weakens the federal government’s commitment to the goals of the Fair Housing Act,” NAR President Vince Malta said in a statement.