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Project Citation: 

United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Data. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-08-16.

Project Description

Project Title:  View help for Project Title Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Data
Summary:  View help for Summary Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. This 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). HUD's AFFH rule provides an effective planning approach to aid program participants in taking meaningful actions to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice, and foster inclusive communities that are free from discrimination. As provided in the rule, AFFH means "taking meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. Specifically, affirmatively furthering fair housing means taking meaningful actions that, taken together, address significant disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity, replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. The duty to affirmatively further fair housing extends to all of a program participant's activities and programs relating to housing and urban development."
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Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms housing; discrimination in housing; urban development; housing policy
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 7/2016 – 11/2017
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 1990 – 2013
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data; census/enumeration data


Data Source:  View help for Data Source Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Data and Mapping Tool (AFFH-T)
Scales:  View help for Scales Dissimilarity Index
Low Poverty Index
School Proficiency Index
Jobs Proximity Index
Labor Market Engagement Index
Low Transportation Cost Index
Transit Trips Index
Environmental Health Index 
Weights:  View help for Weights At the boundaries of CDBG and HOME jurisdictions, some Census tracts fell partially within the jurisdiction and partially outside of the jurisdiction. Data from these tracts were weighted by the share of the population within the CDBG and HOME boundaries to approximate including only the portion of those tracts within the jurisdictions in aggregate figures reported at the CDBG and HOME levels. In contrast, block groups were simply assigned to the CDBG and HOME jurisdictions that contained its centroid. 
Geographic Unit:  View help for Geographic Unit block-group, tract, development

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