Draft Assessment of Fair Housing

 Fair Housing

Draft Assessment of Fair Housing



    The 2017 Assessment of Fair Housing for the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles and the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (AFH) is available for public comment.

    On July 16, 2015, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) which requires program participants to conduct and submit an AFH to HUD.  The purpose of the AFH is to help program participants undertake fair housing planning in ways that lead to meaningful actions that overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities free from discrimination.

    The Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles (CDC) and the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (Housing Authority) have developed a joint AFH, which covers the Los Angeles Urban County and Housing Authority service areas. The Los Angeles Urban County service area includes 47 participating cities and all the unincorporated areas of the County.  The Housing Authority service areas includes 76 cities and all the unincorporated areas of the County.  In addition, HUD requires that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Region be included in the analysis.

    The AFH includes an analysis of data and other information, a summary of community participation and consultation, identifies fair housing issues and contributing factors within the CDC and Housing Authority service areas as well as the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Region, and sets fair housing goals.

    Upon approval by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the AFH goals will be incorporated into the 2018-2023 Consolidated Plan and subsequent Annual Action Plans as well as the Housing Authority’s 2018-2023 Agency Plan and subsequent Annual Plans. Submission of the AFH is required by HUD as a condition of receiving Federal funding, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and funding for the Housing Authority.

    A public hearing on the AFH will be held before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on:

    September 26, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
    Board Hearing Room - 381 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
    500 West Temple Street - Los Angeles, CA  90012

    Copies of the proposed document will be available during a 45-day public review and comment period from August 13, 2017 to September 26, 2017, online at the following locations:

    1st District
    Nueva Maravilla Housing Development, 4919 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles
    Francisquito Villa Housing Development, 14622 Francisquito Avenue, La Puente
    Anthony Quinn Library, 3965 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles
    Azusa Library, 729 N. Dalton Ave., Azusa
    East Los Angeles Library, 4837 E. Third St., Los Angeles
    La Puente Library, 15920 E. Central Ave., La Puente
    Montebello Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello
    Sunkist Library, 840 N. Puente Ave., La Puente

    2nd District
    Century Wilton Housing Development, 10025 Wilton Place, Los Angeles
    South Scattered Sites Management Office, 12721 Central Avenue, Los Angeles
    Southbay Gardens Housing Development, 230 East 130th Street, Los Angeles
    Carson Library, 151 E. Carson St., Carson
    East Rancho Dominguez Library, 4420 Rose St., East Rancho Dominguez
    Graham Library, 1900 E. Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles
    Lennox Library, 4359 Lennox Blvd., Lennox
    Willowbrook Library, 11838 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles
    Woodcrest Library, 1340 W. 106th St., Los Angeles

    3rd District 
    Marina Manor Housing Development, 3405 Via Dolce, Marina del Rey
    West Knoll Housing Development, 838 West Knoll Drive, West Hollywood
    Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills
    Malibu Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu
    San Fernando Library, 217 North Maclay Ave., San Fernando
    West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

    4th District
    Carmelitos Housing Development, 1000 Via Wanda, Long Beach
    Harbor Hills Housing Development, 26607 South Western Avenue, Lomita
    South Whittier Community Resource Center, 10750 Laurel Avenue, Whittier
    El Segundo Library, 111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo
    Gardena Mayme Dear Library, 1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena
    Hawaiian Gardens Library, 11940 Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens
    South Whittier Library, 11543 Colima Rd., Whittier
    Walnut Library, 21155 La Puente, Rd., Walnut

    5th District
    Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles, 700 W. Main St., Alhambra
    Foothill Villa, 2423 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta
    Orchard Arms, 23410 Wiley Canyon Road, Valencia
    Section 8 Palmdale Office, 2323 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite B, Palmdale
    Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena
    Duarte Library, 1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte
    La Verne Library, 3640 D. St., La Verne
    Lake Los Angeles Library, 16921 E. Ave. O, Suite A, Palmdale
    Littlerock Library, 35119 80th St. East, Littlerock
    Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita
    Quartz Hill Library, 5040 West Avenue M-2, Quartz Hill

    Assisted listening devices, agenda in Braille, and/or alternate formats are available upon request.  American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, other auxiliary aids and services, or reasonable modifications to Board meeting policies and/or procedures, such as to assist members of the disabled community who would like to request a disability-related accommodation in addressing the Board, are available if requested at least three (3) business days prior to the Board meeting. Later requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Please telephone the Executive Office of the Board at (213) 974-1431 (voice) or (213) 974-1707 (TTY), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may mail them, postmarked no later than September 26, 2017, to the CDC, to the attention of Raymond Webster, Development Specialist, Community Development Division-Grants Management Unit, who can be reached at (626) 586-1755 or raymond.webster@lacdc.org if there are any questions.  Citizens wishing to make written comments or questions about public housing may mail them to the Housing Authority, 700 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 to the attention of Marisela Ocampo.  Written comments or questions about the Housing Authority Section 8 Program may be sent to the attention of Dayana Zavala at the same address.  Those who wish to make comments by telephone may call (626) 586-1991.