Secretary Carson Says HUD Will ‘Reinterpret’ AFFH Rule

On July 14, a group of Senate Republicans led by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to Secretary Carson asking him to rescind HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. The rule requires cities and towns that receive federal funding to examine their local housing patterns for racial bias and to design a plan to address any measurable bias. The letter claims that the rule would “extend the reach of the federal government beyond its authority and could take away state and local governments’ ability to make local zoning decisions.”

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