Survival of the Fairest: The Past, Present, and Future of HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Survival of the Fairest: The Past, Present, and Future of HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Location: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
Speaker(s): Nicholas Kelly, PhD Candidate in Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

12:15 pm, Joint Center for Housing Studies (One Bow Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge)

Join us for a presentation by Nicholas Kelly, PhD Candidate in Urban Studies and Planning, MIT.

In May 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) effectively suspended its 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, a significant effort to address place-based disparities in access to opportunities. HUD’s stated rationales for doing so included the fact that many municipalities had submitted plans that did not meet the rule’s requirements. In this talk, Kelly, a co-founder of MIT’s Furthering Fair Housing project who (along with Justin Steil) has been examining those submissions, will discuss the ways municipalities failed to comply with the rule, what those failures imply about advancing fair housing goals, and the extent to which HUD’s enforcement strategy was working before it suspended the rule. 

This event is part of our Research Seminar Series, which are held on Fridays at lunchtime, during the academic year, and are live-streamed on Twitter.

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