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(AFFH) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

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Why should I learn about AFFH?

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing effects all of us who live in Omaha and the surrounding area.

What should I know about AFFH?

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s way of assisting communities like Omaha to provide equality throughout the community, in housing. 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.

Who is implementing AFFH?

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule has been in effect since the beginning of the Fair Housing Act. However, the rule was amended in 2015 and is being implemented by HUD along with its state and local fair housing partners: i.e. City of Omaha Planning Department, City of Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department, and the Fair Housing Center of Nebraska and Iowa.

More information

For more information, visit https://affh.cityofomaha.org/

AFH Meeting Summary Cover Thumb  Summary of the Regional Assessment of Fair Housing Public Meeting 



*Note: The exhibit will be available by appointment through June 29 for groups no less than 5 persons and comments can be left at the gmail on the Assessment of Fair Housing.

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Assessment of Fair Housing Document

If you would like the full PDF of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Regional Assessment of Fair Housing, click here. Note: PDF is 18mbs.
Physical copies are available at all Omaha Public Libraries, Omaha Mayor's Office, Omaha Planning Department, and Omaha HUD Office.

Translated Executive Summaries

Arabic Chinese   Dari
French   Nuer Spanish

Executive Summary (Web Version)

Table of Contents

I. Instructions for Public Comment

II. Executive Summary
        • Part I Purpose of the Assessment of Fair Housing
        • Part II Regional Boundaries and Participating Partners
        • Part III Summary of Community Engagement
        • Part IV Key Findings
        • Part V Fair Housing Goals

III. Community Participation Process

IV. Assessment of Past Goals, Actions, and Strategies

V. Fair Housing Analysis
        • Part A Demographic Summary

        • Part B General Issues
        • i.Segregation/Integration

        • ii.Racially and/or Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty (R/ECAP)

        • iii.Disparities in Access to Opportunity
        • a. Education
        • b. Employment
        • c. Transportation

        • d. Low Poverty Neighborhoods
        • e. Environmentally Healthy Neighborhoods
        • f. Patterns in Disparities

        • iv.Disproportionate Housing Needs

        • Part C Publicly Supported Housing Analysis

        • Part D Disability and Access Analysis

        • Part E Fair Housing Enforcement, Outreach Capacity, & Resources Analysis

VI. Fair Housing Goals and Priorities

Attachment A Public Comment Omaha

Attachment B AFFH Forum Results, Comments, and Concerns

Attachment C Regional Fair Housing Survey

Attachment D What is AFFH?

Attachment E Refuge Survey AFFH

Attachment F Public Comment Council Bluffs

Attachment G Refuge Arrivals by State

Attachment H Incarceration

Attachment I AQuESTT Classification System

Attachment J Accommodations for Employment

Attachment K Iowans with Disabilities

Attachment L ALICE Report

Attachment M ICRC Cases 2015 - 2017

Attachment N Nebraska Fair Housing Act

Attachment O Omaha/Council Bluffs Municipal Code Chaper 1.40 CB CRC

Comments to the AFH