NAHB Resources Help Clarify New HUD Rule on Fair Housing

Filed in Codes and Standards by on August 17, 2015 0 Comments

The  Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which focuses on eliminating racial segregation, takes effect Aug. 17. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the final rule in early July.

The regulation requires states, local governments and public housing agencies to conduct a more formal fair housing planning process than has been done in the past, as a condition of receiving federal funds.

To help clarify the sweeping changes announced in the rule, NAHB has created a Web page dedicated to this topic. The page includes an overview of the regulation, a link to a Frequently Asked Questions document compiled by NAHB policy experts, and links to HUD background materials.

NAHB is also creating a toolkit to help builders develop effective and workable recommendations when working with their communities to respond to the rule.

Further, NAHB filed comments with HUD on Aug. 17 pertaining to the agency’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool. NAHB’s comments reiterate our belief that land use decisions are local issues and also addressed other specific concerns regarding this new assessment tool. View the comment letter.

For more information, email Michelle Kitchen or call her at 800-368-5242 x8352.

This post was updated on Aug. 18 after NAHB filed its comment letter.

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