The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which focuses on eliminating racial segregation, takes effect Aug. 17. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the final rule in early July.
The regulation requires states, local governments and public housing agencies to conduct a more formal fair housing planning process than has been done in the past, as a condition of receiving federal funds.
To help clarify the sweeping changes announced in the rule, NAHB has created a Web page dedicated to this topic. The page includes an overview of the regulation, a link to a Frequently Asked Questions document compiled by NAHB policy experts, and links to HUD background materials.
NAHB is also creating a toolkit to help builders develop effective and workable recommendations when working with their communities to respond to the rule.
Further, NAHB filed comments with HUD on Aug. 17 pertaining to the agency’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool. NAHB’s comments reiterate our belief that land use decisions are local issues and also addressed other specific concerns regarding this new assessment tool
Please visit NAHB.org for more information on this topic along with other valuable resources.