Comments due on HUD Fair Housing proposal
HUD yesterday announced an advance notice of proposed rulemaking inviting public comment on amendments to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations. HUD's stated goal in pursuing new rulemaking is to offer more helpful guidance to states and local communities to effectively promote fair housing choice through the use of their federal funds. Comments are sought on changes that would: (1) minimize regulatory burden while more effectively aiding program participants to meet their statutory obligations, (2) create a process focused primarily on accomplishing positive results, rather than on analysis, (3) provide for greater local control and innovation, (4) seek to encourage actions that increase housing choice, including through greater housing supply, and (5) more efficiently utilize HUD resources. Comments will be accepted for 60 days following publication.
UPDATE: Published 8/16/2018. Comments due by October 15, 2018.