People of color are significantly more likely than white people to experience evictions and homelessness in the United States, the result of centuries of structural racism that continues today, that has systematically and purposefully excluded African Americans and others from equal access to housing, community supports, and opportunities for economic mobility.

We must work to right these wrongs and work towards racial equity in housing: we can’t address racial inequities without addressing housing, and we cannot solve for housing inequities without addressing race.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

September 23, 2020

Message from the Editorial Board

Dear Readers, It has been quite the summer. Our last issue in late spring focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it would affect low-income renters. Since then, the pandemic has raged around the world at varying levels but has been particularly devastating in the United States. At the time of…

August 10, 2020

Trump Administration Final Rule Repealing AFFH Published in Federal Register

The Trump Administration’s final rule repealing the 2015 regulations implementing the statutory obligation to “affirmatively further fair housing” (AFFH) was published in the Federal Register on August 7. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the administration’s intent on July 23 (see Memo, 7/27).…

July 27, 2020

House to Vote on FY21 THUD Spending Bill and Amendments

The House is scheduled to vote on a series of spending bills as soon as July 29, including the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2021. Despite limited budget caps, the bill (H.R. 7617) provides a significant increase in funding to housing…