Earlier this January, HUD published Interim Guidance on the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) tools. The Interim Guidance gives the status of the Assessment of Fair Housing tools (AFHs) (reproduced below) and gives general guidance for program participants.
- Local and Government and Joint / Regional Tool – Final tool available.
- PHA and PHA-only collaboration – Final tool available. HUD will issue another Notice specifying PHAs’ new submission date.
- Qualified PHA (QPHA) – Tool still under development. Not publicly available.
- State and Insular Area Tool – Tool still under development. Still going through the notice-and-comment process.
The guidance also provides a table to help choose tools and understand appropriate AFH deadline dates.
The full AFFH Interim Guidance can be read here.