Preparing an "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" Plan - Experience from the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Case Study

APA Kansas Chapter


Friday, October 7, 2016
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

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Description: Communities that receive federal funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are now expected to prepare an Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) plan.  The presentation will examine the plan prepared for the Kansas City metropolitan area.  The Kansas City area plan will serve as a case study to help planners from other communities understand the process.  The AFFH plan will be described from both a procedural perspective and a substantive perspective.  On the procedural side, the discussion will look at the data provided by HUD, assessing both its strengths and its weaknesses.  The need for other locally provided data will be discussed as well.  On the substantive side, the issues of promoting racial and ethnic integration will be discussed along with the closely related issue of poverty deconcentration.





Frank Lenk

Confirmed Speaker

Frank Lenk, director of MARC's (Mid America Regional Council) Research Services Department, oversees social, economic and geographic data collection and analysis, as well as MARC’s IT system. He prepares short-range economic forecasts and long-range land-use forecasts. Frank holds bachelor's and master’s degrees in economics from Stanford ... Read More

Kirk McClure

Confirmed Speaker

Kirk McClure is a Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Kansas where he teaches and performs research on affordable housing and housing market behavior. McClure holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Read More