Fair Housing Planning


Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Reissuance

created on Tue, 2017-05-02   •   updated on Tue, 2017-05-02
This memorandum reissues guidance originally issued on February 14, 2000, regarding the requirement that state and local entitlement jurisdictions receiving funding through the Consolidated Plan process should update, where appropriate, its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). This guidance should be communicated to all recipients. The purpose of this guidance is to remind the jurisdictions, especially at the beginning of a new Consolidated Plan five-year planning cycle, that it is appropriate to update their AIs to reflect the current fair housing situation in their...Open Publication

The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods

created on Tue, 2017-05-02   •   updated on Tue, 2017-05-02
The Rights of People with Disabilities in Inclusive Neighborhoods under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by the Ability Center of Greater Toledo. This booklet discusses the obligations of state and local governments in protecting the rights of people with disabilities to choose to live in a particular neighborhood through community planning and neighborhood accessibility. This booklet also seeks to provide governments and advocates with tools to create local ordinances that further the goal of community inclusion.Open Publication

Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration Program - Final Impacts Evaluation

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This report presents the long-term impacts of a unique housing mobility demonstration, Moving to Opportunity (MTO), on housing and neighborhood conditions, physical and mental health, economic self-sufficiency, risky and criminal behavior, and educational outcomes. The MTO demonstration was authorized by the U.S. Congress in section 152 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992. In 1994, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched MTO to test whether offering housing vouchers to families living in public housing projects in high-poverty neighborhoods of...Open Publication

HUD Strategic Plan 2014-2018

created on Wed, 2017-04-05   •   updated on Wed, 2017-04-05
This document presents the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2014 through 2018. HUD was created as a cabinet-level agency in 1965. Its mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all. To provide a framework for the delivery of HUD’s mission and vision, the Strategic Plan outlines a set of strategic goals, objectives, and performance measures. Simply put, this plan serves as a guide for what the Department will achieve, how we will achieve it, and how we will measure our success...Open Publication

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Disaster Toolkit (July 2007)

created on Wed, 2017-03-15   •   updated on Wed, 2017-03-15
The leadership of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) strongly believes that, as fair housing professionals, we have a responsibility to ensure that persons affected by disaster are not victimized when searching for a new place to call home. As a measure of prevention and pro-action, FHEO has collaborated with a group of Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) and Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) agencies and other fair housing professionals to develop a fair housing toolkit for emergency preparedness. Toward this end, FHEO engaged the Dixon Group and Emergency...Open Publication

Group Homes, Local Land Use, and the FHA -- Joint Statement of HUD and DOJ

created on Mon, 2017-03-06   •   updated on Fri, 2017-03-31
Since the federal Fair Housing Act ("the Act") was amended by Congress in 1988 to add protections for persons with disabilities and families with children, there has been a great deal of litigation concerning the Act's effect on the ability of local governments to exercise control over group living arrangements, particularly for persons with disabilities. The Department of Justice has taken an active part in much of this litigation, often following referral of a matter by the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"). This joint statement provides an overview of the Fair Housing Act...Open Publication

A Zip Code Should Not Determine a Child's Future

created on Tue, 2016-05-10   •   updated on Thu, 2016-11-17
Many variables can shape a child’s outcome in life–like the zip code where a child grows up. That’s because not all neighborhoods have the same opportunities and resources, such as quality schools, transportation, housing, healthcare, food and jobs. The good news is that there are many ways to improve our communities so that everyone has a fair chance to succeed, regardless of zip code. You can play a vital role in your local community. FAIR HOUSING. SHARED OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY COMMUNITY.Open Publication

Everyone Thrives in a Vibrant Community

created on Tue, 2016-05-10   •   updated on Thu, 2016-11-17
We all want access to opportunities in our neighborhoods, such as quality schools, healthcare, housing, food, jobs and transportation. However, in many communities these resources are very limited. Be a part of the movement to ensure everyone lives in safe housing and has access to opportunities that help us all succeed. FAIR HOUSING. SHARED OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY COMMUNITY.Open Publication

April is Fair Housing Month (2016)

created on Thu, 2016-03-31   •   updated on Thu, 2017-01-12
2016 Fair Housing Poster - Fair Housing Month poster of a road map, housing icon, employment icon, public transportation icon, shopping icon, banking, icon, schools icon, health care icon, grocery store icon, and parks and recreation icon, depicting Shared Opportunity in Every Community.Open Publication

When We Embrace Diversity, We Build Stronger Communities

created on Thu, 2016-01-28   •   updated on Fri, 2017-01-13
Studies show that diversity helps broaden children’s social networks by creating opportunities for interaction across racial and ethnic lines. And that in turn contributes to greater tolerance, fair-mindedness and openness. Housing discrimination deters the creation of diverse communities. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability. To file a discrimination complaint or to learn more about fair housing and diverse communities, contact HUD or your local fair housing center. Fair housing is your...Open Publication

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