On February 9, 2023 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule that would make it simpler for Public Housing Authority’s to develop Equity Plans as part of their annual plan that covers the operations and needs of the PHA. HUD released the proposed rule to further the Fair Housing Act’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) mandates. The 2023 proposed rule builds on HUD’s 2015 AFFH rule. The contents of the new rule provide a framework for participants to continue to implement the fair housing standards by answering questions about how they will reach equity goals specific to their local communities. The proposed rule creates accountability and transparency measures that allow for greater public participation in the Equity Plan process.PHLC-Comment-AFFH-HUD.pdf

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