Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, NFHA has partnered with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund to create a national, bipartian fair housing commission to investigate the alarming state of U.S. housing in the wake of the subprime housing debacle.
On December 9, 2008, the commission released its findings and recommendations in this comprehensive report.
Table of Contents
About the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Introduction: The Goal of Inclusive, Diverse, Communities
I. Forty Years After the Passage of the Fair Housing Act, Housing Discrimination and Segregation Continue
II. Fair Housing Enforcement at HUD is Failing
III. Fair Housing Enforcement at the Justice Department is Weak
IV. The Need for a Strong Fair Housing Initiatives Program and a Coordinated Fair Housing Assistance Program
V. Fair Housing and the Foreclosure Crisis
VI. Federal Housing Programs: The Mandate to "Affirmatively Further Fair Housing"
VII. Fair Housing Obligations of Federal Grantees
VIII. Regionalism and Fair Housing Enforcement
IX. The President's Fair Housing Council
X. Fair Housing Education: A Missing Piece
XI. The Necessity of Fair Housing Research
Appendix A: Emerging Fair Housing Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Appendix B: International Disapproval of U.S. Fair Housing Policy
Appendix C: Commissioner Correspondence on Foreclosure Relief Implementation
Appendix D: Commission Witnesses and Staff