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Fifty years on, HUD abandons Dr. King’s vision of integrated communities

Fifty years on, HUD abandons Dr. King’s vision of integrated communities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that it is suspending a critical tool for carrying out the act’s mandate to combat residential segregation.  This action stymies a rule that would finally enforce local housing authorities’ longstanding, but long ignored, obligations to reduce segregation and barriers of access to desired neighborhoods. HUD once again has fallen short of its mission to create “inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination,” yet another example of the Trump administration’s disregard of the civil rights commitments secured by the sacrifices of King and others.

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