Date Published: September 2016
Community participation must occur in the development of the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) so that program participants take into consideration the views and recommendations of the community. The AFH itself should be completed as a separate process prior to formulating the Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan as the AFH must inform and be incorporated into these subsequent planning processes. As such, the AFH-related community participation will occur prior to the PHA Plan community participation processes. The community participation process that occurs during the development of the AFH does not replace the required community participation in subsequent planning processes.