Assessment of Fair Housing

ASSESSMENT OF FAIR HOUSING

BACKGROUND
The Community Development Commission (CDC) and the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (Housing Authority) have embarked on developing a joint Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition of receiving Federal funding to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) within the jurisdiction.

CONSULTATION AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

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The AFH development process begins with inclusive consultation and community participation intended to result in the setting of fair housing goals to increase fair housing choice and provide equal access to opportunity for all community members. The CDC and Housing Authority will then use the fair housing goals and priorities established in the AFH to inform the investments and other decisions made in the Consolidated Plan, Public Housing Agency Plan, and other planning processes.

The Schedule of Events is listed to the left.  As dates and any applicable information such as locations for meetings or public hearings are established, this webpage will be updated accordingly.

CURRENT EVENTS
We urge the community at large to become involved in the AFH planning process including the following activities currently taking place: 

FOCUS GROUPS
Currently, four (4) focus groups are being held.  Each focus group is planned to meet four times through March 9th.   Click here for more information.

ONLINE STAKEHOLDER SURVEY
This survey is intended for agencies, any other groups, or individuals that have some experience with fair housing. Click here for the online survey.

RESIDENT FAIR HOUSING SURVEY
This survey is intended for residents to receive input on community and fair housing issues. Click here for more information including hard copy surveys and web links to online surveys in different languages.

FUTURE EVENTS
Please check back on the following future opportunities to provide input:

PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS – MARCH

- COMMUNITY MEETINGS – APRIL

- 45-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON THE DRAFT AFH – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

PUBLIC HEARINGS - SEPTEMBER

 

MORE INFORMATION
Please click on the links below for more information: NEW FAIR HOUSING LOGO

Assessment of Fair Housing
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Consolidated Plan
Public Housing Agency Plan
Fair Housing Rights and Resources (Housing Authority - Public Housing Information)
Housing Rights Center (General Public Information)

Please contact Raymond Webster at raymond.webster@lacdc.org or call him at (626) 586-1755 with any questions regarding the AFH and opportunities to participate in its development

If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination or would like to obtain additional information about the federal and state fair housing laws, please contact the Housing Rights Center at http://www.hrc-la.org or call them at (800) 477-5977.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

CURRENT EVENTS

Focus Groups with Stakeholders
January 10-March 9, 2017

Online Stakeholder Survey
Accepting surveys through
March 10, 2017

Resident Fair Housing Survey
Accepting surveys through
June 1, 2017

FUTURE EVENTS
More information coming soon!

Three (3) Public Housing Resident
Advisory Board Meetings
March 2016 - Exact Dates To Be
Determined (TBD)

Six (6) Community Meetings
for the General Public
April 18-27, 2017 

Draft AFH Available
July 2017
Exact Date TBD

45-Day Public Comment Period
August/September 2017
Exact Dates TBD

AFH Before the Los Angeles County
Housing Commission for Approval
September 2017
Exact Date TBD

AFH Before the Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors for Approval
September 26, 2017
Date is Tentative

Final AFH is Due to the
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development
October 4, 2017

AFH Goals and Priorities to inform
investments in the Consolidated Plan
and Public Housing Agency Plan
July 1, 2018

The Public will have opportunities to
comment on these plans before they
are finalized