An alliance of fair-housing rights groups

Carson suspended the Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing Rule in January. The 2015 commission required communities receiving federal development funds to submit plans to "overcome historic patterns of segregation, promoting fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination."

According to The New York Times a coalition of national and Texas-based housing groups that had violated the 1968 Fair Housing Act by Hud had a plan to make sure the $ 28 billion allocated for Hurricane Harvey relief is distributed without discrimination.

The Washington Post said that it was "Carson unlawfully suspended the

Axios said that it suspends the rule "effectively removing civil rights as much as $ 5.5 billion per year until 2024 or later for almost 1,000 jurisdictions." The draft also said, "Under HUD's pre-2015 process, jurisdictions throughout the country routinely ignored problems of segregation and discrimination while continuing to collect HUD funds."

Ben Carson: 50 years after the Fair Housing Act & MLK's death, King's dream lives on

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings, "but housing advocates say enforcement of the law has been weak in the 50 years since its passage. HUD secretary Julian Castro is aiming to address those failures.

"HUD has continued to be in charge of discrimination," Lisa Rice, president and chief executive of the National Fair Housing Alliance, told Post .

Carson criticizes the Rule as a Fresh Example of the "Failed Socialist Experiment of the 1980s" and Compared to the School Busing Debate, in a 2015 op-ed for The Washington Times .

"These government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality create consequences that often make matters worse," Carson said. In this country, entrusting the government to do it.

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