130917_affh_hud_woodstock_finalThis comment letter supports the proposed improvements to regulations that carry out the Fair Housing Act’s requirement to ensure that all federal agencies administer their programs relating to housing and community development in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing.  It urges HUD to strengthen the rule by creating an appeals process for Assessments of Fair Housing, requiring program participants to consider regional fair housing needs, and improving transparency of fair housing goals.