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Get involved in Fort Worth's assessment of fair housing - take the survey

Posted May 5, 2017 | Last updated Sept. 21, 2017

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Fort Worth is in the midst of a year-long effort to collect community input on housing access.

The City of Fort Worth is going through a planning process to create a fair housing plan, called the Assessment of Fair Housing. The process is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The year-long effort will collect community input and analyze housing-related data to help develop a five-year strategy on how to increase housing access for members of protected classes in Fort Worth.

Here is the timeline:

September or October 2017: Draft version of Assessment of Fair Housing presented to the City Council for review.

December 2017: Final version approved by the City Council and submitted to HUD.

To begin the planning process, residents are encouraged to participate in a brief survey on fair housing issues. Take the survey in English or Spanish before Oct. 1.

All cities that receive federal grant funds from HUD are required to prepare an Assessment of Fair Housing. To help create these plans and to ensure consistency, HUD is providing data analysis and a mapping tool for each city’s population, federally-assisted housing and a number of other factors that affect local access to housing opportunity.

For information about how fair housing issues affect you, or to file a complaint about a fair housing issue, contact the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission at 817-392-7525.

To learn more about the Assessment of Fair Housing planning process, contact David Reitz at 817-392-7563.

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