NLIHC joined 11 other national organizations in sending a letter to Susan Rice, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, urging the ambassador to take immediate action to advance a proposed new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The rule has been under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for nearly six months and has been under development by HUD for nearly two years. The rule must pass the review by OMB if it is to advance through the rest of the rulemaking process, including the public comment period.
In one of his first official actions, President Biden declared in a January 26, 2021, memorandum that his administration would seek “to end housing discrimination, to provide redress to those who have experienced housing discrimination, to eliminate racial bias and other forms of discrimination in all stages of homebuying and renting, to lift barriers that restrict housing and neighborhood choice, to promote diverse and inclusive communities, to ensure sufficient physically accessible housing, and to secure equal access to housing opportunity for all.” The AFFH rule advances these goals, and NLIHC and the other organizations signing on to the new letter look forward to putting the AFFH rule to work in communities everywhere to advance equity, inclusion, and prosperity.
In addition to being sent to the administration, the letter was also sent to Secretary Marcia L. Fudge of HUD, Director Brian Deese of the National Economic Council, and Director Shalanda Young of OMB.
View the letter at: https://bit.ly/3FXw56E
Read more about Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) on NLIHC’s Racial Equity and Fair Housing webpage at: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)