Trump administration rolling back Obama fair housing rule

Source: Ben Lane, HousingWire

Two years after it first began chipping away at a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015, the Trump administration announced that it is issuing a wholly new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that HUD will look to “reinterpret” the Obama administration’s AFFH rule, which required cities and towns receiving federal funding to examine their local housing patterns for racial bias and to design a plan to address any measurable bias.

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