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Ben Carson and Housing Department sued for derailing Housing Segregation Rule

By Adedamola Agboola,

A coalition of fair housing advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) along with Secretary Ben Carson for suspending a federal requirement which not only forbade racial discrimination in housing, but mandated local government to work to desegregate their communities.

The complaint, filed on behalf of The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), Texas Appleseed, and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service, alleges that HUD unlawfully suspended the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule of 2015, a key provision of the Fair Housing Act passed in 1968, effectively removing civil rights oversight of as much as $5.5 billion per year until 2024 or later for almost 1,000 jurisdictions.


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