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  • New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule

    State joins fair housing advocates lawsuit against Trump administration
    The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over Trump administration recently moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule meant to address segregation in housing.
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  • HUD signals changes could be coming to disparate impact rule

    Invites comment on whether HUD rule is “consistent” with Supreme Court ruling
    Changes could be on the way for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s disparate impact rule. The rule, which was enacted by HUD during the Obama administration, is used as a method of enforcing the Fair Housing Act. Now, HUD is planning to invite comment from the public on whether its rule is "consistent" with a landmark Supreme Court ruling from 2015.
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  • Civil rights groups sue HUD, Ben Carson for delaying Obama fair housing effort

    Groups want Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule reinstated
    Earlier this year, a group of 76 civil rights, housing, and community development organizations voiced their displeasure with the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule. Now, some of those groups are taking the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson to court to get the rule reinstated.
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  • California Democrats call on Carson to keep “free from discrimination” in HUD mission statement

    Sens. Harris, Feinstein, others concerned that HUD’s work could be changing
    Several prominent California Democrats, including the state’s two senators, are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to not make the rumored changes to HUD’s mission statement, arguing that removing the phrase “free from discrimination” could lead to a rise in housing discrimination.
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  • HUD marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    Holds ceremony for fair housing month in Washington D.C.
    Former President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signing fair housing into law. Now, as the 50th anniversary approaches, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to remember the day with a ceremony in Washington D.C.
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  • HUD: We need more funding from Congress for much-needed bureau updates

    Technology dates back to 70s
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it needs serious updates to the agency, and it’s going to need more funding to get there. “We simply need to do better,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. Here’s what you need to know about HUD’s new plan, and what it will take to implement.
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  • HUD proposes change to mission statement, housing groups push back

    Proposed change shortens mission statement to 23 words
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is considering changing its mission statement, according to a leaked March 5 memo obtained by the Huffington Post. The proposed statement removes anti-discrimination language and replaces it with phrasing that aligns closely with Secretary Ben Carson’s push for self-sufficiency. Housing and civil rights groups have spoken out on the proposed change, saying it goes against fair housing rules.
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  • HUD employee accuses Carson of running “witch-hunt” and “smear campaign” against whistleblower

    Email obtained by HousingWire says HUD employees are operating in fear
    A Department of Housing and Urban Development employee accused HUD Secretary Ben Carson of running a “witch-hunt” and a “smear campaign” against a whistleblower who complained about HUD’s plan to spend $31,000 on a custom hardwood dining set that was to be installed in Carson’s office.
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