HUD Rule Would Require Community Equity Plans

Proposed rules revamp fair housing commitments. 

A new rule from the Housing and Urban Development Department would require localities and states to submit equity plans every five years to the federal department, outlining strategies to ensure they meet obligations to “affirmatively further fair housing,” under the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Annual progress evaluations on the implementation of those strategies would also be required.   

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge stated, “This proposed rule is a major step in fulfilling the law’s full promise and advancing our legal, ethical and moral charge to provide equitable access to opportunity for all.” 

Senate Banking Chair Sherrod Brown of Ohio said the proposal is “an important step to ensure that we are fulfilling our nation’s commitment to fair housing in all of our communities.” 

“Nearly 55 years after the Fair Housing Act became law, we still have not fully implemented its requirement to combat discrimination and affirmatively further fair housing,” stated Senator Brown. “We must all continue working to fulfill its promise.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Marcia Fudge to seek God’s direction as she pursues equity in fair housing regulations.
  • For Senator Brown and his colleagues as they consider the progress that has been made under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
  • For the president and his advisors as they promote equity policies throughout the government.

Sources: Politico, Washington Examiner


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