PRRAC Report Explores Seven State Initiatives to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

The Policy & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) published a new report, How States Can Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: Key Leverage Points and Best Practices, presenting seven state-based initiatives that work toward affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) and could guide other states’ efforts. By publishing the report, PRRAC hopes to encourage more states to adopt legislation and initiate programs that advance the integration mandate of the “Fair Housing Act of 1968.”

The report summarizes seven types of initiative for states to consider as they establish meaningful goals in their AFFH plans: (1) prescribing limits on exclusionary zoning; (2) encouraging a fair allocation of affordable housing across jurisdictions; (3) helping recipients of Housing Choice Vouchers through statewide anti-discrimination laws, housing mobility programs, and the elimination of public housing agency (PHA) jurisdictional limitations; (4) enacting enforceable state-level affirmatively furthering fair housing laws; (5) following best practices in fair housing finance; (6) implementing state-level rental assistance programs and tenant protections; and (7) assisting low-income and first-generation buyers with homeownership.

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Learn more about AFFH by reading pages 7-14 and 7-17 of NLIHC’s 2021 Advocates’ Guide and by visiting