On Monday, I attended NHC’s Discussion on the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which provided an opportunity for housing stakeholders to come together and ask questions and air concerns about HUD’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule. The conversation at the event focused on the need for clear enforcement mechanisms for the new AFFH rule and the importance of providing stakeholders an opportunity to appeal to HUD in cases where they find that municipalities are not in compliance. A recording of the event can be found on the NHC website here (register for the event to view the webcast recording).
I found useful context on the AFFH rule in the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the National Fair Housing Alliance, and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council’s “First Term Report Card” on the Obama administration’s enforcement of the AFFH rule. The report highlights successes and missed opportunities.