Campus Activity: CURE Seminar


October 8, 2020    
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Event Type


Attack on the Suburbs? AFFH Explained and Debated

Online Webinar/Discussion

Thursday, October 8th 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Registration is required.

The 1968 Fair Housing Act contained the notorious Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) provision to put an end to housing discrimination and hold cities, counties, and states accountable to that charge. However, the Trump administration has recently repealed the rule as part of a broader deregulation push, warning suburbanites that Democrats want to “eliminate single-family zoning, bringing who knows into your suburbs, so your communities will be unsafe and your housing values will go down.” In this event, experts will address recent attacks on AFFH, critically examine its efficacy & (missed) potential after it was resuscitated by the Obama administration, as well as discuss ways in which its implementation could be improved.

The webinar will be moderated and offer time for online audience Q&A.