The Past, Present, and Future of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing RuleOctober 12, 2018
Date: October 12, 2018
Where: Cambridge, MA and livestream on Twitter
In May 2018, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) effectively suspended its 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. HUD’s stated rationales for doing so included the fact that many municipalities had submitted plans that did not meet the rule’s requirements. In this talk, Nicholas Kelly, a PhD candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,who has been examining those submissions, will discuss the ways municipalities failed to comply with the rule, what those failures imply about advancing fair housing goals, and the extent to which HUD’s enforcement strategy was working before it suspended the rule.