U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations require municipalities which receive HUD formula/entitlement program funds to certify they affirmatively further fair housing choice and have conducted a five-year analysis of impediments to fair housing choice.
The 2007 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Statement is New York City's five-year fair housing statement for Consolidated Plan Years 2007 - 2011 and discusses the actions taken by the City to affirmatively further fair housing including an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice and the activities undertaken to overcome the impediments.
In addition, the Five-Year AFFH is provided to assist New York City's Departments and public housing authorities, and not-for-profit organizations identify how their proposed projects address and promote fair housing choice when applying for HUD competitive grant program funds under the SuperNOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) Process.
The Proposed AFFH's public comment period was from March 12, 2008 to March 26, 2008. Comments received by the end of the comment period (close of business) regarding the City's activities to further fair housing choice were summarized and Agencies' responses incorporated into this document for submission to HUD. The Statement was scheduled to be submitted to HUD on March 31, 2008 as part of the Proposed 2007 Consolidated Plan Annual Performance Report (APR). However, the City of New York requested and was granted a five (5) business-day extension in order to allow time to respond to citizens' comments received. Both the Proposed APR and Proposed AFFH Statement were subsequently submitted to HUD on April 7, 2008. On May 22, 2008 HUD approved the City's AFFH Statement without comment.
Written comments and any questions regarding the 2007 Consolidated Plan Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Statement Report can be directed to:
New York City Consolidated Plan Coordinator
Department of City Planning
22 Reade Street 4N
New York, New York 10007