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    Protecting One Small Step Toward Fair Housing

    Our very own Caitlyn Baylor was featured on WNIJ’s Perspectives Series today! Thank you to WNIJ for featuring her and to Caitlyn for your sharing perspective towards Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing! By CAITLYN BAYLOR The 1968 Fair Housing Act included a requirement that jurisdictions not only combat discrimination in housing, but that they “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing,” known as the AFFH Rule. It requires proactive policies that improve equitable outcomes for all. In 2015, the Department of Housing and Urban Development finally issued concrete guidance on meeting these obligations: now HUD is considering an overhaul. We at Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity believe the 2015 AFFH guidelines should stay in place.  …