House Republicans adopt amendment to the HUD spending bill that would defund the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule


Flag CapitolLast week, House Republicans adopted an amendment to the FY 2015 HUD spending bill that prohibits funding to implement, enforce, or administer HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule (Proposed Rule).

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule would significantly modify and augment the obligations of recipients of HUD funds to comply with a provision in the Fair Housing Act requiring the affirmatively furthering of fair housing. Ballard Spahr previously issued an e-alert that discusses the Proposed Rule.

The Proposed Rule has sparked significant discussion and generated both positive and negative feedback and an unprecedented number of comments. To date, even opponents of the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing, however, have not attempted to defund its implementation, enforcement, and administration. We will continue to track any developments as the Proposed Rule is projected to be finalized in October 2014.

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