Assessment of Fair Housing
The City of San Antonio (the City) is the recipient of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As such, the City has an obligation to affirmatively further fair housing as required by the Fair Housing Act (the Act) of 1968. The Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings and in other real estate-related transactions because of race, color, religion, gender, familial status, national origin or disability. In addition, it requires that the City administer HUD-funded programs and activities relating to housing and urban development in a manner that affirmatively furthers the policies of the Act.
HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, previously the Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice, provides an effective planning approach to aid program participants in taking meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination.
The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) entails the following:
- Analyze data;
- Engage the community;
- Identify significant contributing factors;
- Prioritize significant contributing factors;
- Set fair housing goals;
- Integrate goals and priorities into plans;
- Take meaningful actions.
The City of San Antonio is initiating its Assessment of Fair Housing by issuing a Fair Housing Survey which can be accessed online from March 4, 2019 to May 3, 2019. Click here to take survey!
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