HUD published Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice, which will replace the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and the 1994 Analysis and impediments (AI) requirements. The new rule states that a HUD grantee’s AFFH certification “will be deemed acceptable if the grantee has taken some active steps to promote fair housing,” but omits clear standards or evaluation criteria.

  • On July 27, Maxine Waters (D-CA-43), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-MO-1) issued a joint statement criticizing the Trump Administration’s rollback of the AFFH rule
  • On Friday, the House passed a Fiscal Year 2021 House Transportation-HUD (THUD) spending bill that included an amendment introduced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) that would rescind the new rule.