Secretary Carson is colluding with those who long for a day when housing and other forms of discrimination were legal. By removing anti-discrimination language from HUD’s mission, this Administration is guaranteeing that our government will not be a shield against oppression.
The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act is just weeks away, rather than embracing and celebrating the duties bestowed upon HUD by that landmark legislation, Secretary Carson seeks to run in the opposite direction ignoring his responsibilities to ensure fair housing for all. To those who would say “it’s just a change in language”, we say words matter. That “change in language” signals a real shift in the emphasis and priorities for the Department.
Tell Secretary Carson fair housing and anti-discrimination should remain a focus and priority for HUD. Make sure that your voice and opinion are heard on this matter. Sign on to a national letter led by our partners at the National Fair Housing Alliance here and sign a petition led by the CarsonWatch partnership (of which PolicyLink is a core partner).