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 City is initiating a 60-day community input period on Monday, March 4, 2019 through Friday, May 3, 2019. Two Community Input Sessions will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the San Antonio Central Library Auditorium (600 Soledad).
Information collected during this period will be compiled and analyzed. The City will develop key findings and draft preliminary recommendations for Fair Housing Goals and Priorities in the Assessment of Fair Housing. A separate Public Notice will be issued to obtain comments on the draft Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH).
Anyone wishing to provide input or complete the survey can do so by visiting www.sanantonio.gov/gmainaction or www.saspeakup.com (Speak Up on Fair Housing) or via email to email@example.com. Written comments can also be submitted to the City of San Antonio, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department, Division of Grants Monitoring & Administration, Attention: Grants Administrator, 1400 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78204. Materials will also be available in Spanish. All surveys and comments received by May 3, 2019 will be considered in the Assessment of Fair Housing.
This meeting site is wheelchair accessible and accessible visitor parking spaces are located in the San Antonio Central Library parking lot adjacent to the building. Spanish translation services will be available. Auxiliary aids and other interpreter services, including Deaf interpreters, must be requested forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. For assistance call the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department at (210) 207-6600 or 711 (Texas Relay Service for the Deaf).
/s/Leticia M. Vacek, TRMC/CMC/MMC