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This page contains information and resources for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to assist them in assessing fair housing compliance and opportunities. If you have any questions, please use the “Contact Us” button on this website.

  • PHA Fair Housing Manual: To obtain AFFH best practices and check for essential fair housing laws and regulations, Get manual.

    Note: This is a large sized document (68 MB) in Adobe Portfolio. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to open this document. If you would like to open the document in your browser, please use Internet Explorer. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, make sure to scroll down to the bottom right corner of the download page and click the SAVE button to download the document. If you have any trouble downloading the document, email for assistance.
  • Webinars

    • Best Practices and Resources for PHAs to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

      This webinar includes (1) a checklist of essential fair housing, civil rights, and HUD related policies and (2) Resources and information about PHA best practices and innovative programs on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.

      Get Presentation (You will need to register on the site in order to gain access to the presentation).

    • Assessing Fair Housing Opportunities for Public Housing Agencies
      a webinar presentation by Anne Houghtaling on September 3, 2014   Get presentation.

      This webinar includes specific information and data available to assist a PHA in assessing compliance with Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) requirements.

      Description from the webinar invitation:
      As a recipient of funds from the federal government to provide housing and housing assistance, local PHAs are required to certify that they "Affirmatively Further Fair Housing." Information on this requirement can be found at HUD's website that:

      "According to 24 CFR 903.7(o), the civil rights certification says that the PHA must also certify that it will affirmatively further fair housing. This compliance is achieved by fulfilling the requirements of Sec. 903.2(b): (1) Examines More...its programs or proposed programs; (2) Identifies any impediments to fair housing choice within those programs; (3) Addresses those impediments in a reasonable fashion in view of the resources available; (4) Works with local jurisdictions to implement any of the jurisdiction's initiatives to affirmatively further fair housing that require PHA involvement; (5) and maintains records reflecting these analyses and actions."

      HOPE’s initial webinar will provide you with information and hands-on tools to successfully complete items 1 and 2 listed above. HOPE will also be providing technical assistance and on-site visits to PHAs located in northern and north central Illinois to assist you in completing your assessments.

  • Applicable Laws and HUD Guidance
  • Recent Voluntary Compliance Agreements and Settlements with PHAs
  • Best Practices Information
  • New Book - Long Term Study Documenting Benefits of Affordable Housing in Areas of Opportunity
    • Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb
      Hardcover – July 21, 2013 by
      Douglas S. Massey (Author)
      Visit Amazon's Douglas S. Massey Page

      Douglas S. Massey (Author), Len Albright (Author), Rebecca Casciano (Author), Elizabeth Derickson (Author), David N. Kinsey (Author)

      Buy this through and register HOPE Fair Housing Center as a beneficiary, and small portion of the proceeds benefit HOPE!