ADVOCATE – June 23, 2021
HUD Publishes an Interim Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule
On June 10, HUD published an interim final rule concerning HUD grantees’ obligations to affirmatively further fair housing, effective on July 31, 2021. The department is soliciting comments on this interim rule which are due by July 12. According to the summary of the interim rule, HUD will reinstate definitions that had been included in the Obama administration’s 2015 AFFH rule and that were amended by the Trump administration’s 2020 final rule. HUD does not intend to reinstate the requirement for Assessments of Fair Housing (AFHs) that was included in the 2015 rule.