Affirmatively Furthering FairHousing

On December 31,2015, a Notice announcing the availability of theAssessment of Fair Housing (AFH)was published in the Federal Register (PDFNotice|HTML Notice).A New Assessment Tool was also released.

ThisAffirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFH) Assessment Toolis for use bylocal governments that receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),Home Investment Partnerships (HOME),Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG),orHousing Opportunities for Persons withAIDS (HOPWA) formula fundingfrom HUD.

This tool is alsoused for joint and regional collaborations between: (1) local governments and(2) one or more local governments with one or more public housing agencies. HUDhas also provided guidance in the form of theAffirmatively Furthering Fair HousingRule Guidebook.This Guidebook seeks to help program participantsand members of the public understand the AFFH rule, the obligation to completean AFH, and the linkage between an AFH and other required planning processes.

HUD has alsoupdated theAFFH Data and Mapping Tool.

This is an excellent tool toassist with development of Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans. For thoseof you who may be updating your Limited English Proficiency (LEP) policies, youmay want to check out the Mapping Tool to assist you in assessing your need toprovide policies to ensure meaningful access to people who may have difficultyspeaking or understanding English.

Join Us ForOnline Training In February

Classes Offered


EIV Income Discrepancy(Class length 2.5 hours)

February 16, 2016
Section 504Coordinator(Class length 2.5 hours)February 17, 2016
CriminalActivity, Screening & Tenancy(Class length 2.5 hours)February 18, 2016

Students whoregister and attend the entire class will receive a certificate of completion.

Foradditional information or to register, visit our web site at

Trainingmaterials and sample forms are provided to facilitate instruction. The class isdelivered online (this is not a conference call). Students must have workingspeakers. Students with headsets/microphones may ask questions during theclass. Students without headsets may type questions during the class.

An emailaddress is available for students who have questions after the training.

Instructor-ledTraining From RBD


JoinMary Rossfor a two-day training session thatcombines a review of the latest trends and hottest topics of the day along withanswers to some of the most frequently encountered problems facing affordablehousing owners and agents. Mary utilizes her years of experience trainingaffordable housing professionals to cover the latest topics and trends whileblending in policy and procedure discussions critical to staying compliant.

Trainingincludes sample forms, notices and checklists.

To view the full,two-day agenda, click on the following link:

Class Schedule at a Glance (In Location Order)




Albuquerque, NMHUD Hot TopicsFebruary 23 & 24, 2016

Atlanta, GA

HUD Hot TopicsJanuary 27 & 28, 2016

Toregister for training, visit our web site atwww.rbdnow.comor contact our Training Coordinator (Larue Marin)

To sign up for the HUDBlast,visit our web site Just enter your email address in the box in the center ofthe home page.You canview previously posted HUDBlasts from our web site at

We also encourage you to sign-up for theListserv, so you can receive current RHIIP related information from HUD canview the RHIIP Tips Archives, under "Listserv-Multifamily RHIIP Tips" at

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