Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Using HUDs New Assessment Tool

Training Format: Recorded Webinar

Format Type: DVD

Speaker(s): Paul Flogstad

Webinar Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Training Duration : 60 minutes

Training Material Download : Conference Material (Password Required) (361.76 KB)


Affirmatively furthering fair housing: Using HUD's new assessment tool.

HUD has issued a new ruling for affirmatively furthering fair housing. In the past the Impediments to fair housing was used. This new tool replaces it and provides more standard detail from the communities to HUD. It relies on standard data from the Census bureau to be more statistically correct.

This webinar is intended to help honest tenants rent from responsible landlords while preventing tenants involved in illegal activity from abusing rental properties and the surrounding neighbourhoods. We know that, in the past, abuses of the property rental system have come from both sides. We also know that most landlords want to be fair and that most tenants are good people. Responsible property management and ownership begins with the idea that such actions will benefit the whole community. If the information provided is used responsibly, all of us— tenants, landlords, and owner occupants—will enjoy safer, more stable neighborhoods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing does NOT mean establishing quotas.
  • DOES mean:
  • Conducting analysis to identify patterns of residential segregation, disparities in access to opportunity that might result, and what is causing those patterns.
  • Taking actions to overcome patterns of segregation or concentration.
  • Identifying and eliminating methods of administration which may have effect of discrimination.
  • Informed decision-making and community investment are the focus.
  • TAKE NOTE! This rule is about expanding opportunity for all people.

This webinar gives the history and rationale as well as on how to complete the assignment correctly. We will walk you through, step by step on how to fill out the form correctly.

  • The AFH is intended to help communities understand and identify local barriers to fair housing choice and disparities in access to opportunity.
  • Analyse and discuss HUD-provided data as well as local data and knowledge.
  • Identify fair housing issues in the jurisdiction and region and related contributing factors.
  • Create goals that are designed to overcome significant contributing factors and related fair housing issues.
  •  The process that you will learn helps you to:
    •  Identify fair housing issues
    • Identify factors contributing to fair housing issues
    • Prioritizes contributing factors
    • Set priorities and goals
    • Incorporate fair housing priorities and goals into subsequent planning process

The goals and priorities you set, along with milestones and metrics to measure success, will become part of your CON plan or PHA plan

This course will go through all of the requirements on filling out the new form. It will also provide examples on how to answer the questions correctly to HUD’s satisfaction  This must be submitted to HUD for approval and this seminar will guide you how to do it correctly the first time and avoid re-submission to HUD.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Property Managers
  • Property owners
  • Lenders
  • Builders
  • Developers
  • Realtors
  • Housing Authorities

Have a question? Ask your doubts at the Q&A session after the live event and get special advice pertaining to your specific situation, straight from our expert speaker.



Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years. He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training. Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulti.. Read More >>



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