Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Posted by Department of Housing and Community Development on October 31, 2016

Last week, the Philadelphia Housing Authority and the City’s Division of Housing and Community Development released their Assessment of Fair Housing in response to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which requires analyzing fair housing obstacles to access and establishing measurable benchmarks for the future. The goal of the assessment is to develop strategies for increasing opportunities and ensuring equitable, inclusive communities.

Both the full report and the Executive Summary can be found here along with the City’s press release.

The public can comment on this draft plan until December 12, 2016, and written comments can be sent to

Two public hearings where you can testify in person will be held on November 17th:

11am – 1pm: at Philadelphia Housing Authority, 12 South 23rd Street, 6th Floor
4pm – 7pm: City of Philadelphia Department of Housing and Community Development, 1234 Market Street, 3rd Floor

More information about public hearings, including translation and accessibility services can be found here:

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