AFFH Resources and Training Material

This page contains tools, guidance, training, data and mapping, and other resources related to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.

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Tools for Fair Housing Planning under the AFFH Rule

Assessment of Fair Housing Tool for Local Governments

The Notice announcing the availability of the Assessment Tool for Local Governments, for use by program participants that receive CDBG, HOME, ESG, or HOPWA formula funding from HUD to conduct and submit an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), was published in the Federal Register (PDF Notice | HTML Notice) on January 13, 2017. The Assessment Tool will also be used for AFHs conducted through joint and regional collaborations between: (1) such local governments; and (2) one or more such local governments with one or more public housing agency partners. A comparison of the Revised Assessment Tool to the Final Assessment Tool for which a Notice was published in the Federal Register on December 31, 2015 is also provided so that program participants and the public can review all changes made.

Date Published: January 2017

Assessment of Fair Housing Tool for Public Housing Agencies

The Notice announcing the availability of the Assessment Tool Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) receiving assistance under the United States Housing Act of 1937 will use to conduct and submit an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), was published in the Federal Register (PDF Notice | HTML Notice) on January 13, 2017. The Assessment Tool will also be used for AFHs conducted through joint and regional collaborations between such PHAs. A comparison of the Final Assessment Tool to the 30-Day public comment period version, for which a Notice was published in the Federal Register on September 20, 2016 is also provided so that program participants and the public can see all changes made. While this Assessment Tool has been approved for use, this Notice does not trigger the obligation of PHAs to conduct and submit an AFH in accordance with 24 CFR 5.160, as HUD has not yet provided PHAs with the data they will need. As HUD makes data available for certain PHAs, HUD will publish, in the Federal Register, a Notice announcing the availability of data for certain PHAs, triggering their obligation to conduct and submit an AFH, and will post such Notice on the HUD Exchange.

Date Published: January 2017

AFFH Rule Guidebook

This Guidebook provides guidance on the AFFH rule and the Assessment of Fair Housing.

Date Published: December 2015

AFFH Data and Mapping Tool

This tool is publicly available and also for use by program participants to access HUD-provided data to conduct the fair housing analysis required as part of the AFH.

Date Published: July 2016

AFH Assessment Tool User Interface (UI)

The Assessment Tool is accessed through a web-based portal referred to as the User Interface (UI). This User Interface assists program participants in completing each step of the AFH. This web system assists program participants in locating applicable instructions and the HUD-provided maps and tables to be used for each question. Please note, the UI is housed on HUD’s secure system and is only available to program participants.

Date Published: February 2016

AFFH Rule Resources

AFFH Final Rule

This document contains the preamble and regulatory text for the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.

Date Published: July 2015

AFFH Executive Summary

This executive summary provides an overview of HUD's AFFH rule. The rule helps to facilitate breaking down barriers to access to opportunities in communities that receive HUD funds. Through the rule, HUD provides States, Insular Areas, local governments, and public housing agencies a framework for undertaking an Assessment of Fair Housing.

Date Published: July 2015

HUD AFFH Webpage

This page provides a basic overview of AFFH and links to media resources.

Date Published: April 2016

Guidance

Interim Guidance for Program Participants on Status of Assessment Tools and Submission Options

This guidance is for Program Participants to assist in carrying out certain responsibilities related to their obligation to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) pending issuance of the final Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Tool for States and Insular Areas.

Date Published: January 2017

AFFH FAQs

This database contains AFFH frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding a variety of AFFH topics, including AFFH and the AFFH Rule; the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool; the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH); Community Participation Requirements; and Implementing the AFFH Rule.

Date Published: September 2016

AFFH Rule Guidebook

This Guidebook provides guidance on the AFFH rule and the AFH.

Date Published: December 2015

AFFH Rule Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the duty to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH) and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule. The AFFH rule sets out a framework for local governments, States and Insular Areas, and public housing agencies to take meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination.

Date Published: July 2015

How Program Participants Can Collaborate on Their AFH Submissions

This fact sheet explains the options program participants have to work collaboratively to complete and submit an AFH and the required process program participants must follow when working collaboratively.

Date Published: November 2015

Community Participation and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (Guidance for Consolidated Plan Program Participants)

This fact sheet outlines the community participation requirements under the AFFH rule for Consolidated Plan program participants.

Date Published: November 2015

Community Participation and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (Guidance for Public Housing Agencies)

This fact sheet outlines the community participation requirements under the AFFH rule for PHAs.

Date Published: November 2015

Transitioning to the New AFFH Process (Guidance for Consolidated Plan Program Participants)

This fact sheet discusses information Consolidated Plan program participants should know as the new AFFH rule comes into effect. This includes about first AFH due dates, amending the citizen participation plan, and collaborating with neighboring jurisdictions. This fact sheet provides a link to an AFFH Timeline infographic that summarizes the timeline for AFH submission for Consolidated Plan program participants.

Date Published: November 2015

The Fair Housing Planning Process Under the AFFH Rule

This fact sheet describes the fair housing planning process under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.

Date Published: December 2015

AFFH Timeline Infographic for Consolidated Plan Program Participants

This infographic summarizes the timeline for AFH submission for Consolidated Plan program participants. Consult 24 CFR §5.160 for actual submission requirements.

Date Published: November 2015

Guidance on HUD's Review of Assessments of Fair Housing (AFH)

This document is offered to assist program participants in understanding how HUD will conduct its review of an AFH and apply the standards established in in Section 5.162 of the AFFH Rule.

Date Published: June 2016

Training

Introduction to AFFH and the New Rule Webcast

This webcast provides an overview of the legal basis and requirements under the AFFH rule.

Date Published: October 2015

Procedures of the New AFFH Process Webcast

This webcast provides information on transitioning to the AFFH process; technical mechanics of adhering to the AFFH process including the regulatory requirements related to submission deadlines; AFH review timeline; and joint/regional partnerships.

Date Published: November 2015

AFFH Community Participation Requirements for Consolidated Plan Program Participants Webcast

This webcast provides information on community participation requirements for Consolidated Plan Program Participants under the AFFH rule and how to achieve meaningful actions.

Date Published: December 2015

AFFH Community Participation Requirements for Public Housing Agencies Webcast

This webcast provides information on community participation requirements for Public Housing Agencies under the AFFH rule, and how to achieve meaningful actions.

Date Published: December 2015

The Fair Housing Planning Process Under the AFFH Rule Webcast

This webcast discusses the relationship between the assessment of fair housing issues, the identification of contributing factors, and setting fair housing goals.

Date Published: January 2016

Overview of the Assessment of Fair Housing Webcast

This webcast provides an overview of the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) including key concepts.

Date Published: March 2016

AFFH User Interface (UI) Webcast

This webcast provides an overview of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) User Interface (UI), the web-based portal through which program participants access the Assessment Tool to complete the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH).

Date Published: April 2016

AFFH Data and Mapping

AFFH Data and Mapping Tool

This tool is publicly available and also for use by program participants to access HUD-provided data to conduct the fair housing analysis required as part of the AFH.

Date Published: July 2016

AFFH Data Tool User Guide

This guide describes how to use the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool.

Date Published: July 2016

AFFH Data Documentation

This document explains the data methodology in the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool.

Date Published: April 2016

AFFH Data for Map 5

This file contains the data for program participants who have an AFH due in calendar year 2016 for Map 5 of the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool. Additionally, the file has been updated to include the data for program participants who have an AFH due in calendar year 2017 for Map 5 of the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool.

Date Published: December 2015

AFFH Raw Data

This file contains the raw data for the AFFH Data and Mapping Tool.

Date Published: July 2016

AFH Assessment Tool User Interface (UI)

For User Interface related questions or concerns please contact affhui@hud.gov or call 202-402-2597.

AFH Assessment Tool User Interface (UI)

The Assessment Tool is accessed through a web-based portal referred to as the User Interface (UI). This User Interface assists program participants in completing each step of the AFH. This web system assists program participants in locating applicable instructions and the HUD-provided maps and tables to be used for each question. Please note, the UI is housed on HUD’s secure system and is only available to program participants.

Date Published: February 2016

AFH Assessment Tool User Interface Quick Guide

This document provides step-by-step instructions for using the AFH Assessment Tool User Interface.

Date Published: February 2016

AFH Assessment Tool User Interface Registration Instructions

This document provides instructions for program participants registering to access the AFH Assessment Tool User Interface through HUD's secure systems. Please note, the UI is housed on HUD’s secure system and is only available to program participants.

Date Published: February 2016

AFFH User Interface (UI) Webcast

This webcast provides an overview of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) User Interface (UI), the web-based portal through which program participants access the Assessment Tool to complete the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH).

Date Published: April 2016