Oh, the Irony. HUD Sued Over Fair Housing Violations

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Two Texas civil rights groups and the National Fair Housing Alliance are suing the Trump Administration over enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The suit, specifically naming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson as Defendant , charges violations of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. While the impetus of the suit was concern over the allocation of relief funds for housing and infrastructure rebuilding to victims of Hurricane Harvey on the Gulf Coast, the plaintiffs are principally suing over Carson’s January cancellation of a 2015 HUD rule known as the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing provision. The rule required communities receiving federal housing dollars to draft plans to end segregation in their communities based on race, income, ethnicity, or physical disability…(read more)

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