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Issue Background

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

NLIHC and numerous civil rights organization praised HUD for the final AFFH rule In its press release, NLIHC noted that “because those protected by the Fair Housing Act are often low income, a stronger AFFH rule will help to overcome objections to the development of affordable rental housing.” Sheila Crowley, President and CEO of NLIHC said “The issuance of HUD’s final rule today puts local and state policymakers on notice that fair housing is an obligation, not a choice.”

States must assure that units of local government receiving CDBG or HOME funds comply. States and local governments must certify that they are affirmatively furthering fair housing in their Consolidated Plans (ConPlans) and Public Housing Agency Plans (PHA Plans). In order to comply, these jurisdictions must have an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, also known as AI.

States must assure that units of local government receiving CDBG or HOME funds comply. States and local governments must certify that they are affirmatively furthering fair housing in their Consolidated Plans (ConPlans) and Public Housing Agency Plans (PHA Plans). In order to comply, these jurisdictions must have an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, also known as AI.

Learn more about Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at http://nlihc.org/issues/affh