In June, the House of Representatives approved FY16 spending bills for HUD and the Department of Justice with amendments that would prohibit the federal government from using its fair housing rules to advance the Fair Housing Act’s mission of supporting diverse, inclusive communities where everyone has access to the resources they need to succeed (see Memo, 6/15). One amendment prohibits HUD from using any funds to implement the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. Another all but eliminates private local fair housing enforcement. A third prohibits use of funds to apply the disparate impact standard in fair housing enforcement.
The National Fair Housing Alliance is circulating a sign-on letter to the Senate asking Senators to reject the House of Representative’s anti-fair housing provisions in final appropriations bills. NLIHC has signed the letter and urges other organizations to do so.
Please sign on and circulate the letter broadly to your networks.
CLICK HERE to sign your organization on to the letter.
Click Here for a brief fact sheet about the anti-fair housing amendments adopted by the House of Representatives.