Carson’s housing fairness rule is a winner for America

Jan. 17, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation that removes requirements to make changes to local zoning to qualify for federal funds:

“Since 2015, Americans for Limited Government has led the charge to reform the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation to remove any requirements for localities that take community development block grants to make changes to local zoning. We are pleased that HUD Secretary Ben Carson produced a final rule that protects local zoning prerogatives while encouraging evaluation as to whether regulations have an adverse impact on housing affordability. This rightly stops the nationalization of zoning while still encouraging fair housing, once again placing primacy on cities and counties to make the best decisions for their communities. The last thing Americans needed was Washington, D.C. bureaucrats dictating zoning requirements based on Census maps, and Secretary Carson successfully ended this overreach.”

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