June 17, 2019 — Letter

The 22 undersigned community, housing, civil rights, consumer and other advocacy organizations appreciate the opportunity to submit comments on the request for information on actions the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can pursue to align HUD’s policies and practices to maximize the benefits and reduce the negative outcomes of investment in Opportunity Zones. We believe that it is essential that HUD carefully assess the potential risks and benefits of the Opportunity Zone investments and act accordingly to further HUDs mission to ensure there are quality and affordable homes for all people and create sustainable and inclusive communities that are free from discrimination