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

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…

October 29, 2018

HUD Creates a Fair Housing Organization Database

HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) has created a database of organizations funded through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). The database provides information by state, indicating the name of each organization, its…

October 23, 2018

Fair Housing by the Numbers

These data were obtained through the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and HUD Department of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). These charts analyze fair housing complaints data. The first graph shows a comparison between 2017 data and the data from the previous two decades. The…

October 22, 2018

NLIHC Submits Comments Regarding HUD’s Proposal to “Streamline” AFFH Rule

NLIHC submitted comments in response to HUD’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking to “streamline” the July 16, 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. NLIHC urged HUD to not make any changes to the AFFH rule until all 1,200 program participants have had substantial…