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File #: 55938    Version: 1 Name: Accepting the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) study
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/15/2019 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 10/1/2019 Final action: 10/1/2019
Enactment date: 10/4/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00691
Title: Accepting the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) study
Sponsors: Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Zachary Henak
Attachments: 1. DRAFT Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the City of Madison - 09.5.19.pdf, 2. Analysis of Impediments Report- Progress Since 2013.pdf, 3. CDBG_ Draft Data Analysis Summary Presentation LSR.pdf, 4. DRAFT Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the City of Madison - 7.11.19.pdf, 5. DRAFT Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the City of Madison - 6.26.19.pdf, 6. AI Strategies Ranking Tool - HSC 6-6-19 WITH RANKINGS.pdf, 7. 4.22.19_AI_Summary_DRAFT.pdf, 8. AI_Strategies_Ranking_Tool_-_HSC_5-30-19_WITH_RANKINGS.pdf, 9. AI_Strategies_Ranking_Tool_-_HSC_5-30-19.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/1/20191 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/5/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/20191 HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/1/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE    Action details Meeting details Not available
7/11/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE    Action details Meeting details Not available
7/8/20191 FINANCE COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/20191 HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE Re-refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/20191 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/20191 PLAN COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE    Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/20191 HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE    Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/20191 HOUSING STRATEGY COMMITTEE    Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/20191 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/21/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/15/20191 Community Development Division Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution accepts the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Study and directs City staff to use these findings to inform housing strategies, policies and programs that can help address and eliminate these impediments. The findings and prioritized goals and strategies presented in the Analysis of Impediments study will serve as a foundation for the City’s next five-year (2020-2024) Consolidated Plan, due to HUD in November of 2019. No additional City appropriation is required.

Title

Accepting the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) study

Body

BACKGROUND

The purpose of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is to identify practices and conditions in the City that impede housing opportunities for residents because of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or other "protected class" status. Fair housing impediments include direct discriminatory actions, omissions, or decisions related to membership in a protected class, or indirect actions, omissions, or decisions that have the effect of restricting housing choices for people specifically because of their protected class membership.

The City is required by the Fair Housing Act to "Affirmatively Further Fair Housing." The AI identifies fair housing choice constraints and offers planning strategies that can be incorporated into other community planning and development processes and decisions. This assessment is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition of receiving federal housing funds. It should be completed before the City creates its five-year "Consolidated Plan" that describes how those funds will be spent, so that the City can demonstrate that it understands the various direct and indirect impediments to fair housing choice and is actively working to eliminate discriminatory practices and disparate outcomes.

ACTION

WHEREAS, the City of Madison is designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as an "entitlement" community and receives annual allocations of multiple sources of HUD funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Public Housing Capital Funds (PHA) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) funds; and,

WHEREAS,  as a condition of receiving this funding, the City is required to periodically conduct an "Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice" (AI) to identify impediments and opportunities for the City to "affirmatively further fair housing" as required by the Federal Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968); and,

WHEREAS, this Analysis of Impediments study has been completed and the results and suggested actions have been reviewed and recommended for acceptance by Community Development Division staff and the CDBG Committee; and,

WHEREAS, the Community Development Division has shared the results of the Analysis of Impediments study with key staff from interrelated City departments for use in ongoing and future collaborative efforts to address identified impediments and opportunities for the City to affirmatively further fair housing; and,

WHEREAS, the Community Development Division has also taken the Analysis of Impediments study results to key City Committees and Commissions for their review and consideration; and,

WHEREAS, the Community Development Division will work with both internal and external stakeholders in order to collaboratively prioritize and implement recommended actions to address identified impediments and opportunities for the City to advance affirmatively furthering fair housing goals; and,

WHEREAS, the findings, and prioritized goals and strategies presented in the Analysis of Impediments study will serve as a foundation for the City’s next 5-year (2020-2024) Consolidated Plan, due to HUD in November of 2019;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council accepts the 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice study; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council directs City staff to use these findings to inform housing strategies, policies and programs that can help address and eliminate these impediments.