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File #: 17-1547    Version: 1 Name: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 9/23/2017 In control: Housing Commission
On agenda: 9/27/2017 Final action: 9/27/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Approve the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan
Attachments: 1. WashtenawUrbanCountyAFHPlan9132017.compressed.pdf, 2. AFHAppendices9152017.compressed.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan
Memorandum
In collaboration with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED), the Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC), has been working on the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing effort, mandated by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). This effort is comprised of extensive quantitative and qualitative analysis, with data provided by HUD and local data, including primary data collection through surveys and focus groups conducted over the last several months.

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) effort is a locally-driven assessment of access to fair housing and community assets. It is also a tool for local governments to address and reduce residential segregation and areas of concentrated poverty.

Pursuant to the affirmatively furthering fair housing mandate in section 808(e)(5) of the Fair Housing Act and in subsequent legislative enactments, the purpose of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations in ? 5.150 through 5.180 is to provide program participants with an effective planning approach to aid program participants to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination.

The regulations establish specific requirements for the development and submission of an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) by program participants (including local governments, States, and public and the incorporation and implementation of that AFH into subsequent consolidated plans and PHA Plans in a manner that connects housing and community development policy and investment planning with meaningful actions that affirmatively further fair housing.

A program participant's strategies and actions must affirmatively further fair housing and may include various activities, such as developing affordable housing, and removing barriers to the development of s...

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