HUD’s Final Rule for Furthering Fair Housing


For more than forty years, HUD funding recipients have been obligated by law to reduce barriers to fair housing. Established in the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the law directs HUD and its program participants to affirmatively further the Act’s goals of promoting fair housing and equal opportunity. The final rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) aims to provide all HUD grantees with clear guidelines and the data that will help them to achieve those goals, because no child’s ZIP code should determine her opportunity to achieve.

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The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2015.

A copy of the Final Rule can be found here.

To see a copy of the Press Release, click here.

An Executive Summary describing the Final Rule can be found here.

A copy of the Regulatory Impact Analysis that accompanied the Final Rule can be found here.

For additional resources for grantees click here.