Housing Experts Respond To Biden Executive Order On Fair Housing

Published on January 26, 2021, 5:28 pm
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President Biden today signed an executive order directing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to root out systemic racism in housing, study the impact of the Trump administration’s housing policies from a fair housing perspective, and fully enforce the Fair Housing Act.

The order comes after the Trump administration rolled back the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing last July.

The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), which represents hundreds of member firms that collectively manage tens of thousands of affordable homes statewide, released the following statement from its president & CEO, Jolie Milstein.

“The legacy of redlining is still with us, as communities across America – including here in New York – continue to struggle with segregation. We must vigilantly guard against overt and implicit discrimination in housing. Fair housing policies and research help accomplish exactly that while promoting a better, more inclusive America. We applaud President Biden for his leadership and look forward to working with his administration to create fair, equitable neighborhoods across New York.”

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