Webinars on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing on April 27, May 18

The National Housing Law Project is offering a webinar providing an overview of the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations as well as an update on the rule’s implementation.

The webinar is free for housing, civil rights, and tenant advocates in California, and available for $25 for those outside of California. It will take place on April 27 at 2 pm ET. Register at: http://nhlp.org/AFFHwebinarApril2016

The primary innovation of the AFFH rule is the creation of the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), a framework that requires HUD funding recipients to analyze fair housing issues like disproportionate housing needs and disparities in access to opportunity and to set goals to overcome such issues. The AFH is replacing the Analysis of Impediments (AI). Twenty-two localities are preparing to submit the first round of AFHs, with perhaps another 105 slated to submit their AFHs in 2017. Most local governments, states, and public housing agencies will not be required to submit an AFH until 2019 or later, but must continue to affirmatively further fair housing under the current AI process. 

A second webinar on May 18 will provide a practical introduction to the Local Government Assessment Tool and will discuss HUD's online AFFH Data and Mapping Tool.

For questions or more information, email: nhlpwebinar@nhlp.org

NLIHC has information about the new AFFH rule on page 7-4 of NLIHC’s 2016 Advocates’ Guide at: http://bit.ly/1WiozGd

For program participants not required to comply with the new rule until future years, NLIHC has information about the AI process on page 7-14 of NLIHC’s 2016 Advocates’ Guide at: http://bit.ly/1NeyeGj

NLIHC also has AFFH information at http://nlihc.org/issues/affh