To receive community development funds, HUD requires that the City affirmatively furthers fair housing choice. In short, HUD wants the City to ensure that we don’t spend these funds in ways that increase segregation and concentrations of poverty or reduce people’s ability to live in the neighborhood they want to. In conjunction with each five-year Consolidated Plan, we develop an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The AI lays out the City’s planned actions to affirmatively further fair housing for the next five years. We look at the following federally defined protected classes when we analyze fair housing issues: race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, family status, and national origin. Anything that limits housing availability or choice on the basis of these protected classes is an impediment to fair housing choice.
2020 Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice (full document)