Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Data
- United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development
AbstractAffirmatively 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."
WeightingAt 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 InformationPresence 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
2016-07-01 / 2017-11-30Time Period: Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016--Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2017
1990-01-01 / 2013-12-31Collection Date(s): Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1990--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013
District of Columbia
Update Metadata: 2018-11-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-11-21