HUD publishes final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool
On December 31, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and concrete Development (HUD) announced the supply from the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Assessment Tool. The AFFH Assessment Tool is perfect for use by local governments that receive CDBG, HOME, ESG, or HOPWA formula funding from HUD, as well as for joint and regional collaborations between (1) local governments and (2) a number of local governments with a number of public housing agencies.
The AFFH Assessment Tool is supposed to assist program participants in developing their Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Plan, the replacement for the present Analysis of Impediments, and submission using the AFFH Final Rule. The AFFH Assessment Tool seeks to recognize fair housing issues for example racially and ethnically concentrated regions of poverty, patterns of integration and segregation, disparities in use of chance, and disproportionate housing needs. Observe that until a course participant is needed to submit an AFH Plan, it has to still submit an Analysis of Impediments in compliance with existing HUD needs.
Additionally towards the AFFH Assessment Tool, HUD released the AFFH Rule Guidebook and updated the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool. The AFFH Rule Guidebook provides assistance with submission using the AFFH Rule and finishing an AFH Plan, and identifies overlap between your AFH Plan along with other plans needed for HUD programs. The AFFH Data and Mapping Tool will be used plus the Interface and offers data and maps required to complete the AFH Plan. Program participants will supplement the HUD-provided data with local data and understanding to accomplish the AFH Plan. HUD offers an AFFH Data and Mapping Tool User Help guide to assistant program participants.
Lastly, the consumer Interface offers an website for program participants to submit an AFH Plan and collaborate along with other program participants. The Consumer Interface is presently only accessible to program participants with an AFH Plan due in 2016. Other program participants are anticipated to have the system over time to start planning their AFH. HUD will give you further instructions regarding accessibility Interface in Spring 2016. HUD also intends to hold an exhibition from the Interface within the next couple of several weeks. To have fun playing the demonstration, contact [email protected]