The HUDExchange listserv announced a series of bimonthly virtual “office hours” to review affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) issues. The first session of each month will be general in nature and the second topical. The objectives are to develop effective strategies to affirmatively further fair housing and to produce an Analysis of Impediments (AI), an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), or a related document to comply with the AFFH Interim Final Rule (see Memo, 6/14/21).
The first session will cover topics such as completing an AI, AFH, or other fair housing planning document; conducting effective community participation to reach all protected class groups; implementing fair housing planning documents; and reporting on fair housing planning documents. The second session will cover topics like community engagement, data analysis and local data sources for AI and AFH, fair housing issues and contributing factors, and goal setting.
The listserv indicates that office hours are intended for HUD grantees, but advocates should consider attending sessions as well. The first session will take place soon – on March 8 at 4:00 pm ET. Seven additional sessions are scheduled for March 22, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14, and June 28 (all at 4:00 pm ET).
The HUDExchange listserv announcement is at: bit.ly/3Mk9AtZ
Registration requires a HUD Exchange account, which can be obtained at: bit.ly/3vyihe8
For questions, contact the 2022 Fair Housing Office Hours Registrar at: [email protected]
Read more about AFFH on NLIHC’s Racial Equity and Fair Housing webpage at: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).