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7/29/2015 - Town accepting comments on its Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The Office of Community & Economic Development is accepting comments on its Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).  The purpose of the AI is to identify and document any fair housing issues within the Town of Fairfield and to develop strategies to reduce and/or eliminate impediments to fair housing choice.  Impediments are defined as any actions, omissions or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin that restrict housing choices for individuals or families.

As an entitlement community and recipient of funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the Town of Fairfield is required to annually certify to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it will affirmatively further fair housing.  As part of this obligation, the Town is required to: (1) periodically conduct an analysis to identify impediments to fair housing choice within the community; (2) take appropriate actions to ameliorate the effects of any impediments that were identified through the analysis; and (3) maintain records concerning the analysis and any actions taken.

A draft copy of the AI may be viewed here.

Written comments on the draft AI will be accepted by the Office of Community and Economic Development through close of business on September 7, 2015.  All comments received during the aforementioned public comment period will be considered.  Persons with disabilities and non-English speaking persons requiring special assistance to review the document should contact the Office of Community and Economic Development.