Cummings Commends HUD on New Housing Discrimination Rule
Washington, DC (Feb. 8, 2013) – Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it has finalized the Disparate Impact rule, which defines what constitutes housing discrimination under the Fair Housing Act:
“HUD’s new rule is a critical step forward in efforts to protect housing opportunities for all Americans. Minorities continue to be routinely subjected to discriminatory practices with regard to access to housing, which harms the economic recovery of this nation. I am encouraged by HUD’s actions and will remain vigilant in my efforts to secure access to first-rate housing for all."