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A big win for our housing agenda:

Good news: The Biden administration is reinstating critical federal policies to prevent housing discrimination.

While the previous occupant of the White House gutted these rules to address discrimination, HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announced this week that she intends to reverse that racist attack on fair housing.

This is one of our first big housing wins of the Biden administration.

We know that centuries of overtly racist and discriminatory housing policies have left massive wealth, homeownership, and opportunity gaps between white communities and communities of color. Trump's attacks on fair housing rules essentially created a racist wink-and-a-nod rule that shut down any effort to stop discriminatory housing practices.

I spent a year analyzing housing discrimination and developing a comprehensive solution. What became clear was that protecting and expanding rules that make housing accessible to those who've been historically shut out must be a top priority.

This week's announcement is just one way that we will break the disastrous cycle that has denied people of color housing opportunities and an escalator to the middle class.

If it were not for grassroots movements across the country like ours helping to win back the White House, this progress would not be possible. Once again, we're seeing just how much elections matter.

Of course, we have a lot more work to do.

Housing is a human right and I will not stop fighting for a fair, just and affordable housing system for all Americans.

Earl

Posted on April 15, 2021.