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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:36 AM

HUD to reinstate Obama-era fair housing rule gutted under Trump. Minus the 'burdensome' reporting ..

Source: Washington Post

Economic Policy

HUD to reinstate Obama-era fair housing rule gutted under Trump. Minus the 'burdensome' reporting requirement.

Some housing discrimination experts worry suspending the requirement could undermine enforcement.

By Tracy Jan
June 9, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT

Nearly a year after the Trump administration replaced an Obama-era fair housing rule that critics decried as "burdensome" and that Donald Trump alleged would "abolish" suburbs, President Biden's housing department is restoring the requirement that communities take steps to reduce racial segregation or risk losing federal funds.

But missing from the requirement is the 2015 mandate that communities undergo an extensive analysis of local barriers to integration and submit plans to dismantle them to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to senior HUD officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an "interim final rule" before its publication in the Federal Register on Thursday.

Biden administration HUD officials said the creation and review of these assessments of fair housing "proved to be unnecessarily burdensome" for communities as well as the agency, echoing some of the complaints voiced by former HUD secretary Ben Carson.

Trump gutted Obama-era housing discrimination rules. Biden's bringing them back.

Some housing experts worry that without mandating jurisdictions submit reports analyzing housing patterns, concentrated poverty and disparities in access to transportation, jobs and good schools, the agency would have a difficult time enforcing the requirement that communities take meaningful action against long-standing segregation.


By Tracy Jan
Tracy Jan covers the intersection of race and the economy for The Washington Post, a beat she launched in December 2016. She previously was a national political reporter at the Boston Globe. Twitter https://twitter.com/TracyJan

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/06/09/hud-biden-fair-housing-rule/

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I_UndergroundPanther Jun 9 #1

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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:01 AM

1. I am so glad

the anxiety these reveiws cause me is bad. I have been disabled since before 18 years old.
this prove it over and over,get all the papers shit is very stressful since I don't drive. I literally panic for days until its over. Glad so glad Biden is taking that burden away.

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