A PRRAC and Journal of Affordable Housing report (January 2018). By Megan Haberle.
Specific programmatic changes can be difficult to foresee with accuracy. Yet the Trump administration’s intended legacy is overall one of deregulation, privatization, and agency budget and enforcement cuts. All of these will deeply impact both fair housing and environmental justice. To respond effectively, we need both to cultivate progressive policies at the state and local levels and to continue vigilant advocacy on the federal stage with HUD and EPA. These agencies both need to more proactively engage in, and be held accountable for, policies that promote health for low-income households.