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