President Trump tweeted this yesterday:
“I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!”
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule (AFFH), implemented in 2015 as part of the Fair Housing Act, required localities to make plans that would specifically address housing discrimination in order to receive certain federal funding. AFFH has now been replaced with a new rule, called Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice – which eases restrictions on localities.
As the National Low-Income Housing Coalition put it when the proposed repeal was issued in January, 2020: HUD’s repeal of AFFH “represents a complete retreat from efforts to undo historic, government-driven patterns of housing discrimination and segregation throughout the U.S. [This] allows communities to ignore the essential racial desegregation obligations of fair housing law.”