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.
|March 3, 2019
||Issue Public Notice in the San Antonio Express News Announcing 60 Day Public Input Period, Community Input Sessions and Initiation of the SASpeakUp on Fair Housing Campaign
|March 4, 2019
||Initiate Stakeholder Interviews and Fair Housing Survey
|March 13, 2019
||Conduct Community Input Session #1 at 6pm in the Central Library Auditorium
|April 10, 2019
||Conduct Community Input Session #2 at 6pm in the Central Library Auditorium
|May 3, 2019
||End of Public Input Period
|May 6, 2019 to May 31, 2019
||Compile and Analyze Community Input, Develop Key Findings, and Draft Preliminary Recommendations for Fair Housing Goals and Priorities
|June 2, 2019
||Initiate Public Notice in the San Antonio Express News Announcing 30 Day Public Comment Period and Public Hearings for the Draft Assessment of Fair Housing
|June 19, 2019
||Conduct Public Hearing #1
|June 26, 2019
||Conduct Public Hearing #2
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!
To register for our Community Input Session #2, held April 10, 2019 click here!
Please click on flyers below for more information on our Community Input Session #2.