Ready Yourself For A Major Overhaul To The AFFH Rule

Friday, September 28, 2018

HUD pounds another nail into the regulation’s coffin

Soon, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Final Rule will likely look nothing like it originally did when enacted in 2015. That’s because the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a major revamp of the Rule is imminent --- and your compliance efforts are hanging in the balance.

Comment on HUD’s 5 Major Goals

Context: In the past few months, HUD dismantled many of the AFFH Rule’s provisions, including removing several of the assessment tools and requirements. In response, HUD is also facing an ongoing legal drama with a lawsuit filed by civil rights organizations. (See “Hold Onto Your Hat for a Bumpy Ride in the Ongoing AFFH Saga,” AHA Vol. 14, No. 7, page 49 and “HUD Faces Another Court Challenge Over Fair-Housing Regulations,” AHA Vol. 14, No. 6, page 44.)

Nevertheless, HUD appears determined to move forward with its efforts to revamp the AFFH Rule, publishing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) in the Aug. 16 Federal Register announcing the Department’s intentions to “streamline and enhance” the Rule. The ANPR invites public co

 

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