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Public Release of new project coincides with Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary

The Furthering Fair Housing project is a research program at DUSP gathering and analyzing the Assessments of Fair Housing from municipalities across the country created in response to the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.

This portal is the most comprehensive source of Assessments of Fair Housing (AFHs) and provides important background information on the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule as well as the latest research on the Rule’s effects.

The Furthering Fair Housing project is led by DUSP's Justin Steil, Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning, the research team includes Nick Kelly (doctoral candidate), Reed Jordan (MCP candidate), and Maia Woluchem (MCP candidate), with web design and development provided by Hyemin Bang (MIT undergraduate class of 2019). The team hopes that by making these plans publicly available we can showcase the intensive local planning work that municipalities across the country conducted, encourage communities to continue making plans in the spirit of affirmatively addressing disparities in access to opportunity despite HUD’s January delay in rule implementation, and facilitate more research into ways the that the Rule and the Assessments of Fair Housing can be improved.

The website can be found here.

To read the Steil and Kelly's response to HUD's suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, click here.

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