New York becomes the first state to join Fair Housing Act lawsuit against HUD

The lawsuit, which was filed by three civil rights groups in May, says HUD unlawfully suspended Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing mandate

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On May 14, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State would be the first state to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to enforce the Fair Housing Act, a measure that provides equal housing opportunities and access for all Americans, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status.