HUD is pleased to announce the addition of a new HUD Exchange Mailing List to provide information and updates on topics directly related to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).
The obligation to affirmatively further fair housing has been in the Fair Housing Act since 1968 (for further information see Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 3608 and Executive Order 12892). On July 16, 2015, HUD published a final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH rule).
The AFFH rule creates a standardized process for fair housing planning – referred to in the AFFH rule as an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The AFFH rule applies to certain recipients of HUD funding (referred to in the rule as “program participants”). Program participants who are covered by the AFFH rule include public housing agencies (PHAs) and jurisdictions that are required to submit a Consolidated Plan in connection with the receipt of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), or Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding.
The AFFH page on the HUD Exchange hosts resources and information related to AFFH, and is updated on an ongoing basis. This AFFH Mailing List will provide alerts for important updates and new AFFH information or resources posted on HUD Exchange. Sign up to stay informed about the latest updates regarding:
- AFFH resources and training materials
- AFFH data updates
- Open public comment related to AFFH
To subscribe to the HUD Exchange AFFH Mailing List:
- Click the Update Subscription button in the footer of this message. You will be taken to your HUD Exchange Mailing List Preferences page.
- Under I'd like to receive email updates about, check AFFH.
- Click Update Profile.
Please share this message with colleagues and partners who may wish to receive updates on AFFH as it relates to HUD programs. If they are not yet subscribed to any HUD Exchange Mailing List, they should go to the Mailing List Subscription Form, enter the required fields, select the topic(s) they wish to receive information about, and click Subscribe to list.