Fair Housing


HUD Charges Facebook With Housing Discrimination Over Targeted Advertising Practices, Investigating Google and Twitter

HUD announced that it charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by encouraging, enabling and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform. HUD alleges that Facebook unlawfully discriminates based on race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, sex and disability by restricting who can view housing-related ads on Facebook’s platforms and across the internet.


Upcoming Housing Related HFSC Hearings

The House Financial Services Committee will hold several upcoming hearings related to housing. Witnesses for the committee hearings are required to be published three days prior to event, excluding holidays and weekends. All hearings and markups will take place in 2128 Rayburn House Office Building and will be broadcast live.

NH&RA News

Facebook Overhauls Ads Following Legal Settlement

Facebook announced changes to how it manages housing, employment and credit ads as a result of legal settlement agreements with the National Fair Housing Alliance, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Communication Workers of America.


Two House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee Hearings

This week House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittees will hold two housing-related hearings. On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 10 am the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Leveraging Private Capital For Underserved Communities and Individuals: A Look Into Community Development Financial Institutions” in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2362-A. On […]


Changes to HUD’s Disparate Impact Regulations Forthcoming

On Feb. 1, HUD sent proposed changes to its disparate impact regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OIRA now has up to 90 days to review the changes and send them back to HUD to publish in the Federal Register.


NLIHC Memo to Congress on Ending Homelessness and Housing Poverty

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released Opportunities to End Homelessness and Housing Poverty in the 116th Congress, a memo to incoming members of Congress on steps to address the lack of decent, accessible and affordable housing. The report calls on members of Congress to:

New York

Governor Cuomo Releases FY 2020 Executive Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) recently gave his State of the State address and released his FY2020 Executive Budget, outlining his priorities for the current legislative session.


Minneapolis City Council Approves Comprehensive Plan

The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-1 to endorse Minneapolis 2040 – The City’s Comprehensive Plan, with 22 policy recommendations, each with action steps, that are specific to housing.


NHLP to Host Webinar on Proposed Public Charge Rule’s Affordable Housing Implications

On October 10th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed rule that would make it more likely for certain immigrants to be denied admission to the U.S. or denied green cards because they receive or would receive lifeline benefits, including Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and Project-Based Section 8 housing subsidies.  The National […]

New York

D.C. Court Dismisses Fair Housing Suit

A lawsuit by not for profit fair housing advocacy groups against HUD to reinstate an assessment tool for local governments to measure progress in meeting Fair Housing requirements was dismissed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia on Friday, August 17, at the request of cabinet department.


HUD Invites Public Comment on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

The notice poses 8 questions that HUD is specifically interested in hearing about from stakeholders as it determines how to streamline and enhance Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulations.


HUD Suspends Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Indefinitely

On May 23, HUD has issued three separate but related notices in the Federal Register indefinitely suspending the implementation of the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and removing its Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) tool for local governments. This was achieved by withdrawing the Local Government Assessment Tool developed by HUD for use by local […]

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