To help jurisdictions meet their Assembly Bill No. 686 (AB 686) obligations, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released the first sections of their Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Guidance Memo in April 2021. It includes:
- The duty of all public agencies to affirmatively further fair housing
- New housing element requirements
- Additional resources for communities
Read the AFFH Guidance Memo, along with instructions, tools and related resources. The HCD website provides background information on the history of housing discrimination, access to the AFFH data viewer and list of key resources.
Download the AFFH Guidance Memo, which details definitions and segregation measurements, and includes a compliance checklist.