GET INVOLVED IN AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING!
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the City submitted the Assessment of Fair Housing document to HUD
in December 2016. To view or download a copy,
PHA is committed to actively supporting fair housing and equal
opportunity, to operating its housing and service programs in an
open and non-discriminatory manner and to fully complying with all
fair housing laws and regulations.
In 2015, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) issued new Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH)
regulations which apply to federal agencies and grantees, including
cities and public housing authorities.
You can learn more about the AFFH requirements by exploring
HUD's website at this link:
One of the major AFFH requirements is the submission of an
Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) which identifies fair housing
challenges and issues, along with priorities and goals that will
affirmatively promote and further fair housing.
PHA is collaborating with the City of Philadelphia to develop
the AFH for submission to HUD in the fall of 2016. Our shared goal
is to identify any areas where City or PHA policies or practices
may be restricting housing opportunity and to identify new or
revised policies and strategies that can further the ultimate goals
of furthering fair housing, improving access to opportunity and
strengthening Philadelphia's neighborhoods.
The AFH is a tool that utilizes data, analysis, collaboration,
and community meetings among other sources to formulate fair
housing priorities and goals related to public policies, strategies
and investments. The priorities and goals identified in the
AFH will be incorporated as applicable into the City's Five Year
Consolidated Plan and PHA's Moving to Work Annual Plans.
The involvement of public housing residents, Housing Choice
Voucher participants and other City residents and stakeholders is
essential to the development of the AFH and fair housing priorities
and goals. Your opinions matter!
PHA and the City encourage you to get involved by completing an
AFH Survey, participating in a public discussion meeting, attending
a public hearing and/or submitting comments on the draft Assessment
of Fair Housing after it is published.
Please keep coming back to our website for updated information
or visit the City's AFFH website at this link: