HOUSING: “The White House eliminated a sweeping Obama-era fair housing regulation on Thursday and replaced it with a much weaker rule amid an effort by President Donald Trump to paint rival Joe Biden as a danger to the suburbs…

Trump has hinted at the plan in recent weeks, casting the Obama rule as ‘devastating’ for the suburbs. ‘The suburb destruction will end with us,’ he said in a speech last week. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has pledged to restore the original version of the 2015 rule, which HUD suspended in 2018 when it drafted the revision.”

-Katy O’Donnell and Daniel Lippman, “White House scraps fair housing rule as Trump bids for suburban voters,” politico.com, July 22, 2020