North Texas Regional Housing Assessment
The North Texas Regional Housing Assessment is the City's Assessment of Fair Housing in accordance with HUD's 2015 AFH Rule.
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The 2015 Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) was a legal
requirement that the City completed to continue receiving federal housing
and community development funding from the United States Department of Housing &
Urban Development (HUD). Specifically, the AFH was an analysis undertaken
pursuant to 24 CFR Part 5.152 that includes the analysis of fair housing data,
an assessment of housing issues and contributing factors, and identification of
fair housing priorities and goals specific to Dallas. Examples of fair housing issues include
regional demographics, segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas
of poverty, access to opportunity, disproportionate housing need, publicly
supported housing, access to persons with disabilities, and fair housing
enforcement and outreach capacity.
On June 10, 2021, the Biden Administration issued an interim rule. The interim rule (LINK) is not a full restoration of the 2015 AFFH Rule, but a restoration of statutory definitions and certifications of the 2015 AFH Rule. At that time, the Department signaled its intention to undertake a separate rulemaking to build upon and further improve the 2015 AFFH rule by instituting a new fair housing planning process and framework that increases efficiency and improves outcomes for communities across the country.
The Biden Administration is currently still drafting a comprehensive AFFH Rule. As the City awaits the release of the comprehensive rule, Fair Housing utilizes the goals of the North Texas Regional Housing Assessment as the foundation to all Fair Housing Assessments. Below are the goals of the North Texas Regional Housing Assessment that are currently considered with every Fair Housing Assessment completed:
2017 Community Engagement: