Fair Housing Comment Extension

Posted On: December 8, 2023

HUD’s recent Fair Housing comment Extension regarding testers is pivotal for those invested in equitable housing practices. At Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, we recognize the importance of keeping our community informed about such significant changes. HUD’s decision to extend the comment period for its tester policy under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) and Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) marks a critical opportunity for public participation and advocacy in housing policies.

Fair Housing Comment Extension is a Significant Move

HUD has announced prolonging the comment period for the proposed rule “Removing Criminal Conviction Restrictions for Testers in FHIP- and FHAP-Funded Testing Programs.” Initially scheduled to conclude on January 2, 2024, the deadline is now extended to January 11, 2024. This allows additional time for stakeholders to engage with and respond to these important policy considerations.

Implications and Analysis

The Fair Housing Comment Extension allows broader participation in shaping housing policies. This rule change aims to eliminate barriers that prevent individuals with certain criminal records from serving as fair housing testers, promoting a more inclusive approach to housing rights. This extension reflects a significant shift towards ensuring equitable housing practices and highlights the importance of public involvement in policy formation.

Fair Housing Comment Extension is a Positive Step

At Navigate, the added time resonates with our mission to support inclusive and equitable housing access. We see this extension as a positive step towards creating a more inclusive housing industry. We hope it will encourage thoughtful engagement from all our partners and community members.

Will You Respond?

Will you take advantage of this Fair Housing comment extension? We call upon our community, partners, and all advocates for fair housing to participate in this extended comment period. Your insights are invaluable in guiding the direction of HUD’s policies. Visit www.regulations.gov to submit your comments before the new January 11, 2024 deadline.

Your Voice Needs to Be Heard

Engaging in dialogues like the Fair Housing comment extension is crucial for advocating for positive changes in the housing sector. As a committed participant in housing advocacy, Navigate Affordable Housing Partners remains dedicated to providing up-to-date information and facilitating community involvement in these essential discussions.

Fair Housing Comment Extension

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