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City of Los Angeles 2023 – 2028 Assessment of Fair Housing

The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)  collaborated to update the City of Los Angeles’ 2023-2028 Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Plan.  The AFH was adopted by the City Council on March 22, 2024.

The AFH does the following:

  • Identifies the primary conditions that limit fair housing access in Los Angeles;
  • Recommends and prioritizes actions to address these limiting conditions in order to:
    • Reduce segregation;
    • Eliminate racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty;
    • Reduce disparities in access to community assets; and
    • Reduce disproportionate levels of housing need for families with children, people with disabilities, and people of different races, ethnicities, and national origins; and
  • Outlines goals, milestones, and metrics for implementing actions to address fair housing issues in Los Angeles.

Click on the following links to download the City’s final 2023-2028 AFH Plan

HUD’s Proposed AFFH Rule

In February 2023, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule that outlines potential new regulations for how communities study fair housing. Under the proposed Rule, cities and counties that receive HUD grant funds, including the City of Los Angeles, would be required to prepare fair housing studies called Equity Plans. An Equity Plan would contain many of the same analyses as an Assessment of Fair Housing, with a focus on goals to overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities with fair access to housing and neighborhood opportunity. HUD accepted comments on their proposed rule through April 24, 2023. The City of Los Angeles submitted comments in response to the proposed AFFH Rule. To learn more about the Rule, please visit HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing webpage.

Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Draft

The City’s 2023-2028 Assessment of Fair Housing draft was available for a 45-day public comment period from Wednesday, October 25, 2023 to Friday, December 8, 2023.

For a recording of the public hearing held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, please use this video link below: https://youtu.be/c81R9_CzAKM

Virtual Fair Housing Community Meetings

Previous Meetings

LAHD and HACLA held a public meeting to discuss the City’s five-year fair housing goals and strategies that include specific metrics, milestones, and timelines. Attendees provided their input to help develop Los Angeles’ fair housing plan. Please find the meeting recording below.

LAHD and HACLA also hosted seven community meetings to discuss the City’s AFH Plan in December 2022. The meetings provided information on federal, state, and local fair housing protections and sought input from community members on housing barriers and their experiences. Attendees discussed housing needs in their community, fair housing issues, and opportunities for improvement. The meetings targeted specific areas of the city but were open to all.  YouTube video recordings of each community meeting are available below. Note: Sign language interpretation can be found in the West Los Angeles meeting recording.

Stakeholder and Other Community Events

In March 2023, LAHD and HACLA held 10 AFH stakeholder sessions with service providers, agency directors, non-profit organizations, and rental property owners to discuss various topics. Please see video links below to access all of the meeting recordings.  Members of the public will have additional opportunities to participate in meetings on the AFH before the report is drafted and finalized.

City of Los Angeles’ Previous 2018-2023 Assessment of Fair Housing

Click on the following links to download the AFH Plan

AFH Plan (Full version)

I.     Executive Summary (English) | Executive Summary (Spanish)

II.    Fair Housing Goals and Priorities

III.   Appendices

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