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Civil Rights Groups Sue HUD for Suspending AFFH Rule

May 11, 2018    

In January, HUD announced that the agency was suspending the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, which required communities to study and rectify policies and processes that stand in the way of racial integration. Passed in 2015 under the Obama administration, the rule aimed to...

Congressional Democrats Propose to Invest $70B in Public Housing

May 11, 2018    

House Democratic Policy & Communications Committee Co-Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently introduced “A Better Deal for Public Housing & Ladders of Opportunity for American...

Trump Administration to Propose Rescissions Package

May 11, 2018    

President Trump is looking to cut $15.4 billion out of the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill approved in March, using a process called rescission. This rescission request is expected to include funding from old accounts that was approved but hasn’t been obligated or spent, including HUD...

HUD Supports Residents' Right to Remain in Their Homes with Enhanced Vouchers

May 11, 2018    

HUD filed an amicus brief through the U.S. Department of Justice to the Court of Appeals in the Third Circuit supporting a tenant’s position that the enhanced voucher (EV) statute requires owners to have good cause to not renew a lease. EVs are provided to tenants living in properties with...