Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees, such as the Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD), further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. In addition to combating discrimination, AFFH requires these entities to overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics, including: race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status, and disability.
DCD is currently in the process of developing its first Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), with its partner, the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC). DCD and HACC held a series public meetings to offer community members the opportunity to participate in this process and help establish housing goals for the next five years. Click here to view the AFH presentation slides.
Along with public participation, a core component of the AFH process includes reviewing data and maps provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These materials may be accessed below: