Pelosi Statement on Trump Roll Back of Fair Housing Rule

Jul 23, 2020
Press Release
Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
202-226-7616
 
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration revoked the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule designed to fight racial discrimination in housing:
 
“The Trump Administration’s elimination of the fair housing rule is a betrayal of our nation’s founding values of equality and opportunity for all.  It is a shameful abdication of our government’s responsibility to end discriminatory housing practices and to lift up our nation’s most vulnerable communities.  The Administration must reverse this outrageous decision and uphold the law.
 
“Today, more than 50 years after the Fair Housing Act was enacted into law, we are still fighting to protect these critical civil rights and to eliminate once and for all our country’s legacies of redlining and racial segregation.  As our nation confronts systemic racism and injustice, we will continue our struggle to secure justice for vulnerable and marginalized communities and to ensure that everyone in America, regardless of race or creed, is guaranteed access to equal opportunity and safe and fair housing.
 
“In The Heroes Act, House Democrats increased funding for fair housing enforcement and for emergency housing assistance during the pandemic, to protect our country’s most vulnerable, such as families in rental properties, seniors, the disabled, persons at risk of homelessness, persons with AIDS and rural residents.  House Democrats will continue our work to expand fair housing protections and access to affordable housing as we fight to build a more just and equal future for all.”
 
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