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Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing: A Guide for Housing Providers

created on Thu, 2017-08-31   •   updated on Thu, 2017-08-31
Connecticut is one of the most racially and economically segregated states in the country. This segregation is the result of a web of historic and contemporary government policies and private actions that have intentionally and unintentionally created barriers to equal housing access. Much can be done to reverse this legacy. The marketing and tenant selection policies of housing grantees in Connecticut can play a central role in encouraging diversity. In 2013, the Center published a handbook for the recipients of HUD funding entitled “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: “A Guide for State...Open Publication

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: A Guide for State and Federal Housing Grantees

created on Thu, 2017-08-31   •   updated on Thu, 2017-08-31
Connecticut is one of the most racially and economically segregated states in the country. This segregation is the result of a web of historic and contemporary government policies and private actions that have intentionally and unintentionally created barriers to equal housing access. Much can be done to reverse this legacy, and the policies of housing grantees in Connecticut can play a central role in encouraging diversity. This guidebook is intended to present recipients of state and federal housing funds with a menu of strategies to promote thriving, open, welcoming, and diverse...Open Publication

The Small Cities’ CDBG Program and the Obligation to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

created on Thu, 2017-08-31   •   updated on Thu, 2017-08-31
This 35-slide PowerPoint presentation by Erin Kemple, Executive Director of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, provides an overview of the Small Cities' CDBG Program and offers practical suggestions on how to affirmatively further fair housing.Open Publication

Group Homes, Local Land Use, and The Fair Housing Act - Joint Statement of DOJ and HUD

created on Wed, 2017-06-21   •   updated on Wed, 2017-06-21
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

Housing Needs of Native Hawaiians: A Report From the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs

created on Fri, 2017-06-09   •   updated on Mon, 2017-06-26
The following was originally published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, and is reproduced here with the Department's permission. Housing Needs of Native Hawaiians: A Report From the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs Authors: Corey, Kristen Biess, Jennifer Pindus, Nancy Sitko, Doray Release Date: May 2017 (104 pages) Posted Date: June 9, 2017 Based on a household survey conducted for this study plus decennial census and ACS data, this study compares Native Hawaiian households in...Open Publication

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 Mon, 2017-08-21
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

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