How we are trying to fulfill the promise of the Fair Housing Act

Source: HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, Washington Post Opinion (Paid Registration)

In the United States of America — the greatest country in the world — a child’s future should never be limited by the Zip code where they are born.

This week, HUD is publishing a rule that will require every local government that accepts federal housing dollars to make concrete and meaningful commitments toward affirmatively furthering fair housing. In some places, this could mean developing more affordable housing by relaxing restrictive zoning codes that prevent all but the wealthiest from living in certain communities. In others, it could entail bringing new services — such as affordable public transit — to neighborhoods that lack them.

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