HUD drafts new rule to combat segregated housing patterns

by Diana Aqra22 Jul 2013

The Department of Housing and Urban Development released a drafted rule Friday that would make it more difficult for state and local grantees to misapply government program funds.

Specifically, HUD will offer an “Assessment of Fair Housing” to grantees that will provide the data on racial segregation, poverty concentration and access to resources in communities, making it harder for localities to question where to put housing funds.

“HUD must also be empowered to take stronger action against local governments that are clinging to the past and maintaining segregated housing policies, such as exclusionary zoning and local residency preferences,” HUD wrote in a statement.


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