The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is announcing that it will extend the public comment date for its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing proposed rule by 14 days, to April 24, 2023. To do this, HUD has submitted a notice to the Federal Register, which can be found here.
HUD published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 9, 2023, and provided for a 60-day public comment period. This proposed rule meets President Biden’s call in his first days in office to fully enforce the Fair Housing Act, outlined in Memorandum on Redressing Our Nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies. It aims to remedy the effects of the long history of discrimination in housing, will help to foster opportunity in communities across the country where every resident can thrive. The original announcement of the proposed rule can be found here.
HUD has received feedback from multiple interested persons requesting additional time to review the rule and provide comments. In response to these requests, HUD has decided to extend the public comment period for 14 days, to April 24, 2023. HUD continues to invite all interested parties and members of the public to submit their views, comments, and recommendations for improvement for HUD’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Comments may be submitted electronically through https://www.regulations.gov/document/HUD-2023-0009-0001 or through the methods described in the proposed rule.
Further information about the NPRM can be found here.