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Facing SegregationHousing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society$
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Molly W. Metzger and Henry S. Webber

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190862305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190862305.001.0001

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Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and the Inclusive Communities Project Case

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and the Inclusive Communities Project Case

Bringing the Fair Housing Act into the Twenty-First Century

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(p.77) 5 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and the Inclusive Communities Project Case*
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Facing Segregation
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Philip D. Tegeler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190862305.003.0005

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) provisions of the 1968 Fair Housing Act require affirmative steps by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its grantees to promote residential integration. By the beginning of the Obama administration, compliance with this provision had become an empty bureaucratic ritual for many jurisdictions and was identified as a key civil rights reform for the new HUD secretary. The final AFFH rule, issued in 2015, represents an important modernization of the Fair Housing Act’s AFFH provision and also signals a new kind of partnership among federal, state, and local governments to address racial and economic segregation.

Keywords:   Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Fair Housing Act of 1968, Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project, integration, neighborhood reinvestment, race, segregation

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