Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule requires local municipalities to have a process around fair housing implementation. Jurisdictions that receive federal housing funding must document barriers to integration and opportunity, as well as detail and prioritize policies to eradicate them. In the past, we provided member organizations with technical assistance to help them engage in their local Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) planning process.
Recent legislation introduced to Congress—the Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act S. 103 and H.R. 482—seeks to eliminate the AFFH rule. Uncertainty over whether the AFFH rule and accompanying assessment tools will be nullified and defunded has directed National CAPACD's focus on defending the rule's existence. Now, as program participants move forward in the planning process in the face of these threats, National CAPACD has shifted its strategy to work with jurisdictions conducting their AFFH planning process this year.
To learn more about the AFFH rule, read our factsheet here.