PolicyLink will host a webinar, “Our Housing Futures: Proposed AFFH Rule 101,” on February 8 at 2 pm ET. The webinar will provide background information about the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule announced by HUD on January 19 (see Memo, 1/23).
In addition to detailing the background of the AFFH rule, the webinar will provide an overview of the federal rulemaking and public comment process, a step-by-step guide to writing and submitting an effective equity-focused comment, and data sources that can be cited in comments. Advocates can access a previous version of PolicyLink’s AFFH public comment guide here.
Speakers on the webinar will include Angela Glover Blackwell (founder-in-residence of PolicyLink); Thomas Silverstein (Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law); Natalie Maxwell (National Housing Law Project); Sarah Yeung (Sojourner Consulting); and Lincoln Larmond (Boston Tenant Coalition).
The proposed rule has yet to be published in the Federal Register. Once the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register, advocates will have 60 days to offer comments. NLIHC will provide sample comment letters that advocates can consider using.
Learn more and sign up for the webinar at: https://bit.ly/3l749Wb