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AFFH Compliance

Federal Resources

  • Fair Housing Planning Guide available here;
  • Memorandum on Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice available here;
  • Proposed New Rule available here;
  • General Resource of AFFH Obligations available here;
  • GAO Report on AFFH available here;
  • Executive Order Clarifying that the Duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing Extends to all Recipients to Federal Funding available here.

Videos on AFFH Compliance

  • AFFH Presentation before the Fair Housing Council of Oregon available here for viewing; 
  • Emory Law School presentation available here for viewing;
  • NCRC presentation available here for viewing.


  • Timothy M. Smyth, Michael Allen, and Marisa Schnaith, The Fair Housing Act: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape for Federal Grant Recipients and Sub-Recipients, 23 J. OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING 231 (2015) available here;
  • Robert G. Schwemm, Overcoming Structural Barriers to Integrated Housing: A Back-to-the-Future Reflection on the Fair Housing Act’s “Affirmatively Further” Mandate, 100 KY. L.J. 125, 137-44 (2011-2012) available here;
  • Michael Allen, No Certification, No Money: The Revival of Civil Rights Obligations in HUD Funding Programs, 78 PLANNING COMMISSIONERS JOURNAL 16, 16-17 (2010) available here;
  • Craig Gurian, Michael Allen, Making Real the Desegregating Promise of the Fair Housing Act: “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Comes of Age, 43 CLEARINGHOUSE REVIEW J. OF POVERTY LAW AND POLICY 560 (2010) available here;
  • Michael Allen, NIMBYism: Using the Fair Housing Act to Overcome Municipal Opposition, TAX CREDIT ADVISOR, 30-31 (April 2009) available here;
  • Florence W. Roisman, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing in Regional Housing Markets: The Baltimore Public Housing Desegregation Litigation, 42 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 333 (2007) available here;
  • Austin W. King, Affirmatively Further: Reviving the Fair Housing Act’s Integrationist Purpose, 88 N.Y.U. L. REV. 2182, 2183 (2013) available here;
  • Opportunity Agenda AFFH Materials available here and here;
  • Policy and Race Research Action Council Materials available here with seach for "Affirmatively";
  • National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Materials available here, here and here.

Planning/Communications' Sample Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

  • Washington, D.C. available here;
  • Billings, Montana available here;
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee available here;
  • Naperville, Illinois available here.

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