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HUD Announces Tentative 2018 Schedule for AFFH Regional Trainings

December 26, 2017 Print ShareThis

January 17, 2018 Update: The AFFH Regional Training curriculum is currently being reviewed and improved based on feedback received from training attendees. HUD is also currently reviewing the training dates and locations based on the AFFH Federal Register Extension Notice published on January 5, 2018. Please note that the training schedule (dates and locations) on this page may change. HUD will continue to update this page once training dates and locations are finalized and will send out notifications via email. Please sign up for the HUD Exchange AFFH Mailing List to receive updates.


HUD is excited to announce the tentative schedule and locations for 2018 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Regional Trainings. This robust training curriculum provides HUD program participants (grantees and public housing agencies) with a comprehensive overview of the AFFH final rule and the requirements for preparing an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The following key topics will be covered:

  • What is AFFH and why is it important
  • How do I implement the AFFH final rule
  • What is AFH and how do I prepare it
  • Community participation requirements and how to engage the public in this process
  • How to use the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool (AFFH-T) to analyze data and maps
  • Understanding and prioritizing contributing factors
  • How to develop measurable and meaningful fair housing goals in the AFH

The training is intended for HUD program participants that are required to prepare and submit an AFH to HUD under the AFFH final rule. Attendees may prepare an AFH on their own or collaborate with other program participants to prepare a joint or regional AFH submission. Program participants may choose which training they attend and which staff should attend (maximum of two staff per program participant). Please be advised that consultants and/or contractors should not be sent to this training in lieu of staff from the program participant that is responsible for submitting an AFH to HUD.

Please note that these locations and dates are subject to change based on venue availability. Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you register for the training through the HUD Exchange and are approved to attend by the registrar (Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board). HUD is not responsible for penalties incurred due to cancelled travel arrangements.

Registration will open six weeks prior to the training date and may be completed via the 2018 AFFH Regional Trainings page. If you have any questions regarding the trainings, please contact Eliseo Lopez or Tenika Hill (800-321-0911 X 104 or affh@ifhmb.com).

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