ICP Finds HUD’s Proposed SAFMR Rule Primed to Perpetuating Racial Segregation

Read ICP’s comments about HUD’s proposed Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) rule challenging their arbitrary and artificial formulas that limit usage of SAFMRs thereby perpetuating racial segregation in the Dallas Area.

ICP Comment on Docket Number FR-5855-P-02

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