President Joe Biden has taken executive action to address racial equity, including calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assess moves made by the Trump administration on fair housing.

“Based on that examination, the Secretary shall take any necessary steps, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, to implement the Fair Housing Act’s requirements that HUD administer its programs in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing and HUD’s overall duty to administer the Act … including by preventing practices with an unjustified discriminatory effect,” says the Jan. 26 memorandum.

The agency is directed to look at several moves made under Trump, including one that repealed the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that was established by the Obama administration.

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