Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Using HUDs New Assessment Tool


March 07, 2019


Paul Flogstad

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes


The objective of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), which was established in 2015, is to further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act by aiding program participants in taking meaningful actions to eradicate discrimination and promote fair housing choices. In August of 2018, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) purposed to amend the AFFH regulations “to offer more helpful guidance to states and local communities to effectively promote fair housing choice through the use of their federal funds."

According to the new ruling of August 2018, HUD will provide each program participant with data and an AFH assessment tool to use in fair housing concerns in its community. This new tool replaces the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system and provides more standard details from the communities to HUD.

This session by Fair Housing expert, Paul Flogstad will go through all of the requirements on filling out the new assessment form and guide you with examples on how to answer each question correctly to HUD’s satisfaction. You will learn how to do it correctly the first time and avoid re-submissions to HUD. Additionally, you’ll be able to understand the history and the rationale behind the AFFH, as well as get critical compliance knowledge.

Session Highlights:

  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
    • History and rationale
    • Objective
    • Current shape
    • Purpose of the AFH assessment tool
  • Intent of the Trump administration behind the amendment of the AFFH
  • Properly filling out the AFH assessment form
  • How to answer each question to HUD’s satisfaction
  • How to avoid resubmissions
  • Critical compliance concerns and strategies

Who Will Benefit:

  • Property managers
  • Property owners
  • Lenders
  • Realtors
  • Developers