Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
The FHCO was pleased to host two complimentary forums for planners, policy makers, and public housing authorities on changing legal obligations to affirmatively further fair housing by recipients of federal funding in October 2013. In January 2014, FHCO followed this up with a complimentary litigation seminar on the issue of affirmatively furthering for city attorneys and those whose focus is land use or fair housing law.
Following are presentation files and numerous resource materials.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Means...
taking proactive steps beyond simply combating discrimination to foster more inclusive communities and access to community assets for all regardless of protected class status under fair housing laws.
More specifically, it means taking steps to:
- address significant disparities in access to community assets,
- overcome segregated living patterns and support and promote integrated communities,
- end racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, and
- foster and maintain compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws.
Fair Housing Choice Means...
that individuals and families have the information, options, and protection to live where they choose without unlawful discrimination and other barriers related to protected class.
- actual choice, which means the existence of realistic housing options;
- protected choice, which means housing that can be accessed without discrimination; and
- enabled choice, which means the availabiity and realistc access to sufficient information regarding options so that any choice is informed.
Presentations and Associated Resources and Materials from the Jan. 2014 Seminar
- General Materials
- Planning and Land Use 101
(Speaker: Ed Sullivan, Garvey, Schubert, Barer)
- Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing & Disparate Impact
(Speaker: Michael Allen, Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC)
Presentations and Associated Resources and Materials from the Oct. 2013 Forums
- Fair Housing in Oregon
(Speaker: PEGGE MCGUIRE, FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL OF OREGON)
- Overview of Historical Perspective of Fair Housing Law and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
(SPEAKER: STELLA ADAMS, FAIR HOUSING TRAINING ACADEMY)
- Overview of AFFH ruling & HUD’s Expectations of Communities
(Speaker: JEFFREY MAY, NATIONAL COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COALTION)
- MODEL: Houston-Galveston Area Council: Fair Housing Equity Assessment
(Speaker: CHUCK WEMPLE, HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL)
- MODEL: City of Eugene Equity and Opportunity Assessment
(Speaker: STEPHANIE JENNINGS, LANE LIVABILITY CONSORTIUM)
- What Does Fair Housing Have to do with Land Use Planning?
(Speaker: ANDREE TREMOULET, COMMONWORKS CONSULTING)
- Summary of Oregon Statewide Planning Program Housing Provisions
(Speaker: GORDON HOWARD, DEPARTMENT OF LAND & CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT)
- Regional Affordable Housing Strategy Model from Southern Oregon
(Speaker: KAREN CHASE, OREGON HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES)
- Mapping Tool: Oregon State University’s Rural Communities Explorer
(Speaker: LOUISE DIX, FAIR HOUSING COUNCIL OF OREGON)
40 Years: Oregon’s Goal 10 and Government Assisted Housing: Little Progress, Missing Linkages
(Speaker: TOM CUSACK, OREGON HOUSING BLOG)
- Tools and Strategies for Inclusionary Housing
(SPEAKER: JANET BYRD, NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS)
- Achieving the Spirit of Fair Housing: Missed Opportunities in AI
(SPEAKER: LISA BATES, TOULAN SCHOOL OF URBAN STUDIES AT PSU)
Relevant Affirmatively Furthering Studies and Articles
A Few Mapping Tools
A Few Fair Housing Council of Oregon Resources
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