- Created: Tuesday, 17 November 2015 05:36
- Written by Chip Halbach
What do fair housing and equity mean outside the urban core such as in rural areas without visible concentrations of race and poverty? In the rural regions where MHP worked as a capacity-builder under the Sustainable Communities Initiative, HUD grantees struggled with this question as they faced a requirement to conduct a “fair housing and equity assessment."
The lessons learned by MHP partners from addressing this question are especially relevant as the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implements a set of new requirements for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing for all HUD funding program recipients.