Nearly 14,000 comments have been received so far in response to the administration’s harmful proposed changes to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. Let’s keep going!
NLIHC, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the National Fair Housing Alliance, and the National Housing Law Center will host a Twitter chat on Thursday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. ET to continue elevating the conversation around the specifics of the proposed rule and to educate and engage more advocates. The Twitter chat will share information and resources to help you understand the rule and answer questions you may have about it. Join the conversation and be sure to use #KeepHousingFair, #FightforFairHousing or #FightforHousingJustice in your tweets.
Also, save the dates of March 9-13 for a national Fight for Housing Justice Week of Action to oppose the rule before the March 16 comment deadline. Rally with other advocates from around the country for a series of events/activities such as comment parties, tweetstorms, and a Facebook-Live event, as a last collective effort to let HUD know that we oppose the changes to the AFFH rule before the comment period closes. More information about the Fight for Housing Justice Week of Action will be available on the Fight for Housing Justice website. Begin planning an event/activity of your own now!
Fight for Housing Justice has more resources and a web portal for submitting comments at www.fightforhousingjustice.org/affh
More about AFFH under the Trump/Carson administration is on NLIHC’s website at: https://bit.ly/2Snb2Ax
Information about the 2015 AFFH rule, HUD Secretary Carson’s suspension of the 2015 rule, and the AI process jurisdictions must follow until a final rule takes effect is on pages 7-14, 7-21, and 7-26 of NLIHC’s 2019 Advocates’ Guide