Assessment of Fair Housing

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The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Draft Plan

The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Draft Plan identifies fair housing issues and develops strategies to reduce existing barriers throughout the City of Los Angeles. Based on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) data, the City’s local data, as well as feedback gathered during the community participation and survey process, the AFH Draft Plan outlines recommendations to promote fair housing choice and foster inclusive communities. The goals and priorities demonstrated in the AFH Draft Plan will be used to inform future policy development in the City of Los Angeles.

Click on the following links to download the AFH Draft Plan

Please note that each section of the AFH is designed to be self-contained. Therefore, there may be repetition of maps, tables and contributing factor descriptions.

AFH Draft Plan (Full version)

Cover Sheet

I.     Executive Summary (English) | (Spanish)

II.    Community Participation Process

III.   Assessment of Past Goals, Actions and Strategies

IV.   Fair Housing Analysis
             A.   Demographic Summary
             B.   General Issues
             C.   Publicly Supported Housing
             D.   Disability and Access
             E.   Fair Housing Enforcement, Outreach Capacity and Resources

V.    Fair Housing Goals and Priorities

VI.   Appendices

This draft AFH reflects HUD and local data and input from hundreds of stakeholders. Additional local data, maps, tables, survey results, and comments from the public will be incorporated into the final AFH.

Click here to view HUD's Assessment of Fair Housing Tool.

Public Comments

We invite the public to review the AFH Draft Plan and submit comments to HCIDLA. The 45-day comment period begins on August 16, 2017 and concludes on September 29, 2017. Printed copies of the AFH Draft Plan will be available for review at all HCIDLA Public Counters.

Written comments may be submitted to hcidla.afhpolicy@lacity.org by 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Please include “AFH Comments” in the subject line.

Comments may also be mailed to:
Attn: Nancy Twum
Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
1200 W. 7th St, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held during the public comment period on September 14, 2017. There will be a presentation on the proposed goals and strategies as well as an opportunity for the public to submit verbal or written comments.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Getting there: Nearby transit includes the Civic Center/Grand Park Metro Station, DASH Downtown A and D.

Spanish translators will be available at the public hearing. For additional language translators, please make your request at least 72 hours prior to the public hearing.

Click the following links to view the public hearing flyer (English)(Spanish)

To view the Public Hearing Presentation, click here

Webcast link   To watch the public hearing via webcast, click here

Registration is only required for the webcast and must be completed prior to the event. Please ensure you register before the event start time as you will not be able to register while the public hearing is in session. Upon registering, you will be sent an email with a link to join the webcast. If you miss the webcast, a recording will be made available and posted here.

TTY: 213.473-3231 | The City of Los Angeles will provide reasonable accommodation or other auxiliary aids and/or services upon request to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting or event you wish to attend. Due to the difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days in advance is encouraged.

Next Steps

An updated AFH Plan will be developed based on the input gathered during the public comment period. Following these updates, a final AFH Plan will be presented to City Council and the HACLA Board of Commissioners for approval in early October.

More Information

For more information and to stay up to date on the City’s AFH, visit our website at hcidla.lacity.org/public-policy-development

If you have any questions regarding the AFH process, please send an email to hcidla.afhpolicy@lacity.org and include “AFH Questions” in the subject line. A staff member will respond to you within 72 hours.

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