(Click here for the PDF) In late 2020, the City of Boston announced new legislation amending the city’s zoning code to include affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements. The legislation, effective in March 2021, evolved out of extensive local advocacy efforts and community concern around housing issues, spurred in part by the recent Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) … [Read more...] about “The Making of Boston’s AFFH Ordinance – A Brief Oral History” (Jan-Apr 2021 P&R Issue)
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
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By Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (click here for the pdf) The Trump-Pence administration aggressively stunted efforts to integrate communities and redress historical inequalities in housing. The incoming Biden-Harris administration has committed to ending discriminatory practices in the housing market and, on paper, many of the goals it has outlined could make housing more … [Read more...] about “Furthering Fair Housing in the Residential Real Estate Industry” by Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)
PRRAC Policy Brief (December 2020). By Megan Haberle, Peter Kye, and Brian Knudsen. Excerpt: "This memorandum provides our recommendations for both restoration of the AFFH rule and potential improvements. It draws from PRRAC’s advocacy work around the 2015 rule’s formulation, for which we are indebted to our partnerships and consultation with many other fair housing and … [Read more...] about Reviving and Improving HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulation: A Practice-Based Roadmap (Megan Haberle, Peter Kye, and Brian Knudsen, December 2020)
Page Contents - AFFH Background 2020 AFFH Rollback How to Conduct an AFH: Resources AFFH Developments, Regulation, Recommendations, Advocacy & Materials Select AFFH News / Coalition Partner Clips 2015 - 2020 AFFH Background Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees actively address … [Read more...] about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
HUD Announces Rule Seeking to Rollback 2015 AFFH Rule and Radically Change the Definition of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing. WASHINGTON, DC - On January 7, 2020, PRRAC released the following statement: “Today HUD announced a major step in its ongoing rollback of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, a key civil rights regulation implementing … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE: PRRAC Denounces HUD’s Effort to Ignore Its Civil Rights Obligation Under the Law