Assembly Bill 686 Housing Discrimination: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

“Assembly Bill 686 Housing Discrimination: Affirmatively Further Fair Housing” is a bill which amends the government code relating to housing, so that it is in compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act.

Read Assembly Bill 686.

AB 686 creates new requirements for all state and local agencies (including, but not limited to, all cities, counties, cities and counties, and housing authorities) to ensure that their laws, programs and activities affirmatively further fair housing, and that they take no action inconsistent with this obligation.

Guidance Memo

For more information on the application of AB 868 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) to Housing Element Law, check out the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) guidance memo on this topic.