A PRRAC & NHLP Publication. Excerpt: "The definition of “affirmatively furthering fair housing” under California state law mirrors the 2015 federal regulation’s language. Note that the AFFH obligation in California is broader than the federal mandate in that the state obligation does not require the receipt of any type of state funding to apply. It is also worth noting … [Read more...] about Working with PHAs to Adopt Policies that Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: An Advocacy Guide and Toolkit for Local Advocates (PRRAC & NHLP, July 2021)
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
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A PRRAC & NHLP Publication. Excerpt: "The following sections of this manual address a series of commonly-encountered fair housing issues of concern to PHAs, as well as fair housing considerations in new and expanding programs. By taking up the challenge of the California AFFH law, PHAs can become fair housing leaders in their communities, proactively engage with their … [Read more...] about Public Housing Authorities and the New California AFFH Law: How to Spot Key Fair Housing Issues and Set Goals (PRRAC & NHLP, July 2021)
(Click here for the PDF) In late 2020, the City of Boston announced new legislation amending the city’s zoning code to include affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements. The legislation, effective in March 2021, evolved out of extensive local advocacy efforts and community concern around housing issues, spurred in part by the recent Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) … [Read more...] about “The Making of Boston’s AFFH Ordinance – A Brief Oral History” (Jan-Apr 2021 P&R Issue)
By Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (click here for the pdf) The Trump-Pence administration aggressively stunted efforts to integrate communities and redress historical inequalities in housing. The incoming Biden-Harris administration has committed to ending discriminatory practices in the housing market and, on paper, many of the goals it has outlined could make housing more … [Read more...] about “Furthering Fair Housing in the Residential Real Estate Industry” by Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)
PRRAC Policy Brief (December 2020). By Megan Haberle, Peter Kye, and Brian Knudsen. Excerpt: "This memorandum provides our recommendations for both restoration of the AFFH rule and potential improvements. It draws from PRRAC’s advocacy work around the 2015 rule’s formulation, for which we are indebted to our partnerships and consultation with many other fair housing and … [Read more...] about Reviving and Improving HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulation: A Practice-Based Roadmap (Megan Haberle, Peter Kye, and Brian Knudsen, December 2020)