President Donald Trump has completely repealed what’s left of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), a rule enacted in 2015 under President Barack Obama.
On Wednesday, Trump announced via Twitter that Americans living the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” will no longer be “bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing” built in their neighborhoods.
“I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood. Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down,” Trump posted.
He added, “I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
The AFFH was written under the Fair Housing Act and “required local governments to prove that federal subsidies for housing projects would not go to developments with zoning laws or other regulations that are effectively discriminatory to minorities, particularly Black and Hispanic Americans.”