- Created: Monday, 24 August 2015 10:38
- Written by Chip Halbach
For more than 45 years those hoping to understand the full effect of the 1968 Fair Housing Act were in a fog. While the Act required HUD and other federal agencies to pro-actively further fair housing choice through housing and urban development programs, regulations clarifying what this meant and guiding how this should be accomplished were never developed.
This July, HUD released its final rule clarifying the obligations of entities receiving HUD funds to carry out the Fair Housing Act. Cities, counties, states and public housing agencies will now take on a significant set of new requirements which can potentially benefit disadvantaged people by strengthening efforts to connect them to employment and other community opportunities.