State law now reflects U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements for affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH), promoting access by income levels and all racial and ethnic groups to housing, open spaces, parks, recreation and high quality amenities. It is well documented that people in poor neighborhoods have less access to these resources due to decades-long housing and racial discrimination. Cities and counties have new requirements.
You’ll find information and resources that cover:
- An overview and history of “Why Fair Housing?”
- Assembly Bill No. 686 and New Housing Element Requirements
- AFFH Common Mistakes and Pitfalls
- Equitable Outreach
- Data Sources and AFFH Products
To help jurisdictions meet their Assembly Bill No. 686 obligations, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released the first sections of the AFFH Guidance Memo. Find it here, plus a link to the AFFH Data Viewer.