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

August 27, 2018

NLIHC, Partners and Eight Senators Submit Disparate Impact Comment Letters

In response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (see Memo, 5/14 and 6/25), NLIHC, eight Democratic senators, and other fair housing advocates submitted separate comment letters regarding HUD’s expressed doubts that the 2013 Disparate Impact rule is consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court…

August 20, 2018

Court Dismisses Advocates’ Challenge to HUD’s Withdrawal of AFFH Tool

Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a motion by advocates for a preliminary injunction against HUD for withdrawing the Assessment Tool required to complete an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) under the July 16, 2015 Affirmatively Furthering…