What Is Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing?

Shelterforce has put together a short video to explain what "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," or AFFH, means, and the history of its enforcement.

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which outlawed discrimination in housing. The act also required federal agencies (and anyone getting funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) to “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing.” In other words, they must dismantle the effects of past discrimination, not merely prevent future discrimination.

This video is part of Shelterforce’s latest series, “New AFFH Rules: What You Need to Know.” 

Editor’s note: As of April 6, the comment period for the proposed new AFFH rule has been extended. Comments should be received on or before April 24.

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