On January 26, President Joe Biden released a memorandum to the HUD Secretary on “Redressing Our Nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies.” The memo directs HUD to examine two rules from the Trump administration for their impact on the federal government’s ability to affirmatively further fair housing, as required by the Fair Housing Act of 1968. More specifically, HUD is to examine its Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice and HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard rules. The memo states that, “the Federal Government has a critical role to play in overcoming and redressing this history of discrimination and in protecting against other forms of discrimination by applying and enforcing Federal civil rights and fair housing laws.”