The Community Development Commission (CDC) and the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (Housing Authority) developed 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.
After completing and submitting the AFH in October, 2017, HUD released a Notice on January 5, 2018, which notified program participants that HUD will discontinue the review of AFHs currently under review. Starting at this date, consolidated plan program participants must continue to comply with existing, ongoing obligations to affirmatively further fair housing. Until a consolidated plan program participant is required to submit an AFH, it will continue to provide the AFFH Consolidated plan certification in accordance with the requirements that existed prior to August 17, 2015. The HUD AFFH Notice is included Here.
As the CDC and HACoLA had already submitted the AFH for review, but had not yet been accepted by HUD, the CDC and HACoLA are meeting AFFH requirements through the development of an Analysis of Impediments of Fair Housing Choice (AI), utilizing the information from the AFH, including the assessment, contributing factors, and goals. In addition, the final AI includes public comments received on the draft AFH as well as any responses to those comments.