Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Data

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, census/enumeration data
  • United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Publication Date
Free Keywords
housing; discrimination in housing; urban development; housing policy
  • Abstract

    Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. This obligation to affirmatively further fair housing has been in the Fair Housing Act since 1968 (for further information see Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 3608 and Executive Order 12892). HUD's AFFH rule provides an effective planning approach to aid program participants in taking meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination. As provided in the rule, AFFH means "taking meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. Specifically, affirmatively furthering fair housing means taking meaningful actions that, taken together, address significant disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity, replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. The duty to affirmatively further fair housing extends to all of a program participant's activities and programs relating to housing and urban development."
  • Weighting

    At the boundaries of CDBG and HOME jurisdictions, some Census tracts fell partially within the jurisdiction and partially outside of the jurisdiction. Data from these tracts were weighted by the share of the population within the CDBG and HOME boundaries to approximate including only the portion of those tracts within the jurisdictions in aggregate figures reported at the CDBG and HOME levels. In contrast, block groups were simply assigned to the CDBG and HOME jurisdictions that contained its centroid.
  • Technical Information

    Presence of Common Scales: Dissimilarity Index
    Low Poverty Index
    School Proficiency Index
    Jobs Proximity Index
    Labor Market Engagement Index
    Low Transportation Cost Index
    Transit Trips Index
    Environmental Health Index
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-07-01 / 2017-11-30
    Time Period: Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016--Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2017
  • 1990-01-01 / 2013-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013
Geographic Coverage
  • District of Columbia
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Smallest Geographic Unit: block-group, tract, development

Update Metadata: 2018-11-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-11-21