President Joe Biden‘s administration is reviving—and strengthening—a fair housing rule to combat racial discrimination. Former President Donald Trump had cut the rule while in office.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Thursday that it has proposed bringing back the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. The rule had forced cities accepting federal housing money to assess and address local housing discrimination in an effort to rectify decades of redlining and segregation. Its intention was to have communities change their zoning laws to allow more apartment and condo buildings and smaller, affordable, single-family homes to go up.