Housing Department Proposal Would Hamstring the Fair Housing Act

Contact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation:

“This proposed rule flies in the face of our federal fair housing laws. Secretary Carson is seeking to take away the very tools that help combat the lasting impact of housing discrimination and government-backed segregation. This proposal would leave people of color, women, and other protected communities already harmed by unfair and unequal housing policies at a further disadvantage — and with no real improvement to the affordable housing crisis. We urge Secretary Carson to scrap this proposed rule.” 

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