HousingWire is reporting that HUD will be reinterpreting a controversial fair housing rule promulgated by the Obama administration in 2015 that requires cities & towns receiving federal funding to research local housing patterns for racial bias and design a plan to address any measurable biases. The report surfaced after HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview with the Washington Examiner that HUD will “reinterpret” the rule.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Carson said this week that HUD will “reinterpret” the rule and how it is used. From the Washington Examiner:
“Do I believe in fair housing? Of course, I believe in fair housing,” Carson told the Washington Examiner in a Wednesday interview. But he said he doesn’t believe in “extra manipulation and cost…So we just have to reinterpret it, that’s all…”