Nassau CDBG hearing 7/19/17

Nassau County has prepared a draft Annual Action Plan for FY2017, prepared pursuant to the National Affordable Housing Act (42 USC Part 91).  Notice is hereby given that a copy of the proposed Action Plan will be available to the public for review during a 30 day comment period extending from June 20, 2017 -July 19, 2017, weekdays during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development, 40 Main Street, 1st Floor, Hempstead, NY 11550 and online at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1524/Office-of-Housing-and-Community-Developm (more…)

Dr. Carson must address Severe Economic Injury to Communities of Color: NFHA

The National Fair Housing Alliance strongly urges Dr. Ben Carson, in his new role as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to tackle immediately the many critical housing challenges that our country faces.  Many of these are a legacy of the financial and foreclosure crises which disproportionately impacted America’s communities of color. These communities have yet to recover.  Housing inequality has had a devastating effect on individuals, communities and businesses and HUD plays a pivotal role in eliminating this inequality. (more…)

NFHA on Dr. Carson’s testimony for HUD Secretary

National Fair Housing Alliance Statement on the Hearing and Testimony of Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary-Designate for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The fair housing community is more hopeful today about U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s (HUD’s) continued support of fair housing after hearing the testimony of Dr. Ben Carson before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Prior to today’s testimony, Dr. Carson had expressed views that seemed to disparage the disparate impact doctrine and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing provision of the Fair Housing Act, two fundamental elements of fair housing law. Those views left many wondering if he would be willing to fully enforce the Fair Housing Act. (more…)