PVA strongly supported HUD's existing 2015 AFFH
regulation and urged HUD not to revoke or rewrite it.
(101) The AFFH
rule seeks to achieve fair housing goals, not through HUD's powers over adjudication or its power to delineate the prohibitory scope of the fair housing act, but through a system in which communities and regulated entities (state and local housing agencies) identify the processes that sustain discrimination and segregation and take steps to address the identified problems.
fue disenada por un grupo de investigadores espanoles de la Universidad Jaume-I en Castellon Espana (19).
According to Tom DeWeese, a nationally known property rights activist, "AFFH
requires communities that apply for HUD grants to strip search every neighborhood, detailing income level, religion, race, and national origin of every single person living there.
(84.) Michael Allen, Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy, HUD's New AFFH
Rule: The Importance of the Ground Game (Sept.
requires recipients of federal housing and urban development funding to perform what is, essentially, a root-cause analysis that, according to HUD's executive summary, will focus "on patterns of integration and segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, disproportionate housing needs, and disparities in access to opportunity" in order to "break down barriers to access to opportunities in communities that receive HUD funds."
As background, under the regime of AFFH
, local governments are required to submit an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) plan as a condition of receiving federal funding for block grants and housing aid.
accessing opportunity," integrate the principles of AFFH
rule, which requires meaningful action to address fair housing and
The Obama Administration's effort to revise the regulations associated with their charge to "affirmatively further fair housing" (AFFH
) makes clear the magnitude of this challenge.
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and its constituent entities, which include the Housing Authority of the City and County of Sacramento, the cities of Sacramento, Folsom, Isleton, Galt, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove; and the unincorporated County of Sacramento (collectively known as Participating Agencies) are soliciting for a professional consulting firm to conduct public outreach, and to develop and write the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH
) regional analysis
In 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the concept of disparate impact as a basis for a Fair Housing Act violation, and in the aftermath of this decision, (152) HUD finalized its current "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" ("AFFH