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

January 13, 2020

HUD’s Proposed AFFH Rule Is Not a Fair Housing Rule

HUD’s new proposal to gut the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule represents a complete retreat from efforts to undo historic, government-driven patterns of housing discrimination and segregation throughout the U.S. The proposal underscores Secretary Carson’s fundamental…

December 23, 2019

HUD’s Proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Clears OIRA

A proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule cleared the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 18. The proposed rule must still go to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the House…

October 29, 2018

Senator Booker Urges HUD to Forego Changes to Fair Housing Regulations

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sent a letter on October 12 to HUD Secretary Ben Carson urging him to halt HUD’s efforts to weaken its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations, which help local communities meet their legal obligations to combat residential segregation and expand housing…