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Is the Fight for Fair Housing Over?

Another question: Will it ever start?
Where to now?
Where to now?Andrew Harnik/AP

Over the summer, the Trump administration has taken steps to rewrite standards on fair housing, potentially weakening federal levees against discrimination. State and local officials, along with groups devoted to racial justice and affordable housing, are lining up to defend these rules.

This week, more than 100 fair housing and social justice organizations across the country called on the administration to preserve a federal rule designed to protect minorities from discrimination. The NAACP, Human Rights Campaign, and Center for Responsible Lending are among the 153 national and local groups to sign the letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At issue is the disparate impact standard, one of two anti-discrimination rules that HUD Secretary Ben Carson has opened up for potential revision since June.