HUD: Following Court Ruling, Department Moving Forward on Amending Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulations

In the wake of a federal court decision upholding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approach to rulemaking, HUD Secretary Ben Carson today announced that HUD intends to move forward in amending its 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations. Last week, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, of […]

HUD: Fair Housing Assessment Tool Withdrawn

Flawed assessment tool found to be confusing, difficult to use for local governments After a months-long technical evaluation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it is withdrawing a computer assessment tool originally intended to be helpful to local governments in meeting their obligations under […]

HUD: Justice Department and HUD Join Forces in Nationwide Initiative to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing

Today, as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Secretary Carson and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the nationwide rollout of an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and reporting of sexual harassment in housing. […]

CFPB: Rule Amended to Provide Flexibility and Clarity to Certain Mortgage Lenders

Bureau Also Seeks Public Comment on Proposal for Disclosure of Mortgage Data The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today modified Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) regulations to provide additional flexibility for mortgage lenders in the collection of consumer ethnicity and race information. These amendments will provide greater clarity for mortgage […]