Congress ends Obama housing rule in omnibus

March 27, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Congress for defunding the use of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation to make changes to local zoning in the omnibus spending bill:

“One positive result of the omnibus passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump is that the Department of Housing and Urban Development from spending money to implement the Obama racial and income zoning rule that subverted local zoning authority. The next step is for HUD Secretary Ben Carson to dismantle the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation knowing that Congress has his back.

“This Congressional defund is largely due to the incredible efforts of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar who has championed ending Obamazoning for more than three years. While most aspects of the omnibus were disappointing at best, it’s important that we claim victories when they happen.”


“Congress succeeds in gutting Obama HUD racial and income zoning rule in omnibus,” By Robert Romano, March 27, 2018 at

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