HUD proposed a rule under the Fair Housing Act that erases race and racial disparities from HUD’s definition of fair housing. The proposed rule doesn’t mention racial segregation or racially concentrated poverty – the twin evils the Fair Housing Act was designed to address. Instead, the rule attempts to codify the widely refuted myth that simply reducing housing costs will provide fair and equal access to housing, regardless of race or ethnicity, disability, family status, or any other characteristic protected under the Fair Housing Act.
- Solomon Greene and Shamus Roller, The Hill
Solomon Greene, Urban Institute, and Shamus Roller, National Housing Law Project, The Hill, "When a fair housing rule is not fair" (January 7, 2020)
Editorial Board, The Washington Post, "Ben Carson’s disturbing retreat on fair housing" (January 9, 2020)
Washington Post, HUD releases proposal, further weakening enforcement of fair housing laws (January 7, 2020)
Associated Press, HUD seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation (January 7, 2020)
Curbed, New Trump rule could repeal Obama effort to promote housing desegregation (January 6, 2020)
The New York Times, Trump Pulls Back Efforts to Enforce Housing Desegregation (January 3, 2020)