Federal Report Underscores Need for Fair Housing Plans, ACLU of Wisconsin Agrees

On October 18th, the ACLU of Wisconsin responded to the report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on Housing and Community Grants and the need to enhance requirements and oversight of fair housing plans. “Federal law is very clear that if a local government gets money from HUD for things like the Community Development Block Grants, it must analyze the impediments to fair housing in that community,” noted Karyn Rotker, Senior Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Wisconsin. Beyond an analysis, plans must take actions to reduce barriers. “This isn’t just responding to complaints of discrimination – it’s taking active steps to create a more inclusive community.”

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