On July 19, 2013 the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a proposed rule regarding the requirement of HUD grantees to affirmatively further fair housing. Through this rule, HUD proposes to provide HUD program participants with more effective means to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act
, which is Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Please take time to review this proposed rule. If you wish to submit comments, please note there are two methods for submitting public comments. All submissions must refer to the docket number and title (Docket No. FR–5173–P–01 - Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing).
Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments may be submitted by mail to: Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0001.
Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public. Comments submitted electronically through the www.regulations.gov website can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Commenters should follow the instructions provided on that site to submit comments electronically.
For more information, please view HUD's press release
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on HUD’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.