ALG praises Carson for revisiting and revising the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation

Aug. 13, 2018, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for revisiting the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation, which is now up for revisions:

“We appreciate the efforts by Secretary Carson to revisit the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation. Congress this year prohibited the use of funds by HUD to compel changes to local zoning via the regulation, and we urge that the revised regulation will comply with the law and remove any mention of zoning mandates as a condition of receiving federal funds. Zoning is one of the most important functions of local government and it was always vast overreach by the Obama administration to attempt to regulate it, which is why Congress stepped in. Now it is time for the Trump administration to enforce the law and remove any zoning mandates from the books.”

Attachments:

Division L, Title II of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Section 234: “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to direct a grantee to undertake specific changes to existing zoning laws as part of carrying out the final rule entitled ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ … or the notice entitled ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool’ …” http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20180319/BILLS-115SAHR1625-RCP115-66.pdf#page=1729

“Congress has acted, now the Trump administration and HUD must act to rescind the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation,” By Robert Romano, Aug. 13, 2018 at http://algresearch.org/2018/08/congress-has-acted-now-the-trump-administration-and-hud-must-act-to-rescind-affirmatively-furthering-fair-housing-regulation/

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