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HUD Seeks Comments on AFFH Assessment Tool for States, Insular Area

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:45AM

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will publish in the Federal Register Wednesday a request for comments on its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing State and Insular Area Assessment Tool. The tool will be used by states, including for collaborations where the state is the lead entity and is joined by local governments and public housing agencies. It will also be used by local governments and PHAs when they collaborate with a state agency that is acting as the lead entity, for a joint assessment of fair housing. Comments are sought on the tool, the instructions and the descriptions of the contributing factors contained in its appendix. HUD plans a second, later 30-day comment period to seek comment on an updated version of the tool. Earlier this week, Deputy Assistant Secretary George Williams announced HUD will test the data and maps state agencies will use in implementing the tool. The test will be conducted by piloting its use in up to nine states.

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