Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule: The Proposed Change, Why it Matters for Health Equity, and What We Can Do
A safe, affordable, and stable home in a community with good schools, fair-paying jobs, and access to healthy foods and green spaces is foundational for well-being. However, housing inequities in this country are pervasive. Past and ongoing housing discrimination in the United States has created widespread segregation by race and by income, fostering our nation’s race- and income-based health inequities.
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) adopted the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which sets out a framework for local governments, states, and public housing agencies to act to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination. On January 14, 2020, HUD formally published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would redefine the AFFH rule, eliminating its focus on addressing residential segregation.
Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Build Healthy Places Network for a webinar discussing the connection between residential segregation and health, the proposed AFFH change and what it could mean for health equity, how cities are currently using the rule, and what we can do as a community in response to the proposed change.
- Dr. David R. Williams: Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University
- Megan Haberle: Deputy Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council
- Cashauna Hill: Executive Director, Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center
Moderated by Douglas Jutte, Executive Director, Build Healthy Places Network
Closing Remarks from Giridhar Mallya, Senior Policy Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This webinar will be recorded and shared with all registrants.