The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) will continue its fall seminar series on Thursday, October 8, with a virtual webinar/discussion on “Attack on the Suburbs? AFFH Explained and Debated.” 

The background on this topic is as follows:

“The 1968 Fair Housing Act contained the notorious Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) provision to put an end to housing discrimination and hold cities, counties, and states accountable to that charge. However, the Trump administration has recently repealed the rule as part of a broader deregulation push, warning suburbanites that Democrats want to “eliminate single-family zoning, bringing who knows into your suburbs, so your communities will be unsafe and your housing values will go down.” In this event, experts will address recent attacks on AFFH, critically examine its efficacy & (missed) potential after it was resuscitated by the Obama administration, as well as discuss ways in which its implementation could be improved.”

Panelists include Staci Berger, President and CEO of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey and Katherine O’Regan, Professor of Public Policy and Planning at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Dr. Paul Jargowsky, Director of CURE and Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University–Camden, will moderate. 

To join this event, please register. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be time for a question and answer session, as well. 

This event will be recorded and a link will be made available after the event.