NCSHA has created a collection of resources and research on all matters relating to fair housing.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: 

HUD Proposed Rule: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

HUD Proposed Rule: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Background Materials and Prototype Geospatial Tool

Draft Assessment Tool for Local Governments and PHAs Working with Local Governments

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool: Solicitation for Comments

NCSHA Comments on Assesment of Fair Housing Deadline

NCSHA Comments on the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool

 Disparate Impact Regulations:

HUD Final Rule: Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard

HUD Proposed Rule: Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Discriminatory Effects Standard

Industry Comments on HUD’s Proposed Rule

Supreme Court vs. HUD (K&L Gates, November 2011)

Litigation Involving HFAs:

Inclusive Communities Project v. Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs:

Communities Project vs. Treasury and OCC:
Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign v. State of Maryland:

Fair Share Housing Center v. New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency:


Asylum Hill v. Connecticut HFA:

Other Fair Housing Litigation:
Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.
NYU Housing Credit Research and Data Collection Initiative:

NYU Housing Credit Tenant Data Collection:

Housing Credit Data Submission Instructions and Drop Box guidance

Confidentiality Agreement

Olmstead Litigation:

Department of Justice webpage

Other Fair Housing Research:
Panel Discussion: Fair Housing Implications of LIHTC Property Placement (HUD Office of Policy Development & Research Briefing (March 2012):



NCSHA Blog Posts

  • September 14, 2017

    The U.S. Senate earlier today confirmed Pamela Patenaude’s nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The final vote approving Patenaude’s nomination was 80-17, with all Republicans and most Democrats voting in favor.

  • August 4, 2017

    The U.S. Senate yesterday confirmed by voice vote several of President Trump’s nominees for key housing and tax policy positions, including: Neal Rackleff, to be HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development; Anna Farias, to be HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; and David Kautter, to serve as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Tax Policy. The three nominees were passed as part of a broader package of 65 nominees spanning a variety of federal agencies.

    Fair Housing - Resources

    • October 27, 2016

      NCSHA commended HUD for adopting many of the recommendations NCSHA made in our comments on the first iteration of the state assessment tool.

      NCSHA still believes the AFH process will remain unreasonably time- and cost-burdensome unless HUD makes further modifications to the tool.

    • May 16, 2016

      One telling indicator of the state of the nation’s housing is the drop in the homeownership rate to just 64.5 percent last year, erasing nearly all of the increase in the previous two decades. The number of homeowners fell for the eighth straight year, signaling persistently weak demand in this key market segment. And the trend does not appear to be abating, with the national homeownership rate down to 63.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015.