The National Low Income Housing Coalition has released a series of documents listing the schedules for state and local governments to complete Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) reports in North Carolina and around the country. Under HUD’s 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, recipients of certain HUD funding are required to complete an AFH to help the communities identify, among other things, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, patterns of integration and segregation, disparities in access to opportunity, and other local housing needs.
The first community in North Carolina required to submit an AFH will be Wilmington, which has a deadline of October 4, 2016. Three jurisdictions will be required to submit AFH reports in 2017: the North Carolina “Nonentitlement” Communities, on April 6, 2017, and Greenville and Winston-Salem, both of which have deadlines of October 4, 2017.
In 2018, New Bern and Jacksonville will have to submit their AFH reports by October 4, 2018. The remainder of North Carolina communities will have an October 5, 2019, deadline to submit their AFH reports, with the exception of Rocky Mount, which has an October 4, 2021 deadline.
The list of AFH deadlines in North Carolina is here.
For more on HUD’s AFFH regulation and requirements, click here.