Lawsuit against HUD irrelevant, HUD cannot implement AFFH because it is illegal as currently written

May 8, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed against the Department of Housing and Urban Development for suspending the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation until 2024:

“The lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development for suspending the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule until 2024 is irrelevant. Under the omnibus spending bill, currently HUD is prohibited from ordering any changes to zoning under the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation. HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s suspension of the rule until 2024 may have taken place prior to this Congressional prohibition, but the lawsuit is practically moot since it would be now be illegal for Carson to implement AFFH as currently written. In its present iteration, the HUD rule is illegal, since it still calls for changes to zoning. HUD should move for immediate dismissal, as it is clear that Congress has preempted whatever vision of AFFH the Obama administration implemented.”

Attachments:

“Congress succeeds in gutting Obama HUD racial and income zoning rule in omnibus,” By Robert Romano, March 27, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/03/congress-succeeds-in-gutting-obama-hud-racial-and-income-zoning-rule-in-omnibus/

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