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Resources on NEPA, AFFH, and CRA Proposed Rules

We’ve compiled a few resources from across the country that help explain what each of the proposed rules mean and how it could impact communities.

Please see below for deadlines and templates to support drafting your own comments.

National Environmental Protection Act – March 10

Changes to the NEPA policy would create loopholes that streamline the review process, which could have devastating impacts on people’s health and the environment. It also limits community engagement and public input in the NEPA process. Comments on the proposed NEPA rule (Docket CEQ-2019-0003) to the Council on Environmental Quality are due March 10 at 11:59 pm EST and can be shared here.

NEPA Resources


Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) – March 16

The changes also threaten to undo years of work to limit racial discrimination in accessing fair and affordable housing. Comments to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on the proposed AFFH rule (Docket No. FR 6123-P-02) are due March 16 at 11:59 pm EST and can be submitted here.

AFFH Resources

AFFH Templates

SPARCC has developed a draft template that you can use to submit your own comments. Please add context from your own region and organizations. See here. The Alliance for Housing Justice has also developed a template that you can use here.


Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) – April 8

The proposed changes will hurt communities by diluting the very programs and entities that have proven to have the most impact in addressing inequities in lending and investment in moderate- to low-income neighborhoods. You can express your thoughts to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (Docket ID OCC-2018-0008) here. Comments are due by April 8 at 11:59pm EST.

CRA Resources

CRA Letter Templates

SPARCC has developed a draft template that you can use to submit your own comments. Please add context from your own region and organizations. See here.

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