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HUD Invites Comment on Fair Housing Tools

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 3:00PM

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will publish in tomorrow’s Federal Register notices inviting comments on two assessment tools that HUD program participants must use to evaluate fair housing choice and access to opportunity in their jurisdictions under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. One notice invites comments on the PHA Assessment Tool for public housing authorities. The other notice invites comments about the Local Government Assessment Tool, which was released in December, as part of that tool’s renewal. In the Local Government Assessment Tool notice, HUD invites input regarding improvements to the online AFFH Data and Mapping Tool (AFFH-T),such as whether HUD should distinguish between 9 percent and 4 percent low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) data provided, including in maps of development locations. Comments for both assessment tools are due 60 days after publication of the notices in the Federal Register.

HUD also recently solicited comments on the tool for state agencies.

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