Fair Housing and Housing Obstacles survey
Montgomery County, the City of Dayton and the City of Kettering are committed to eliminating racial and ethnic segregation, illegal physical and other barriers to persons with disabilities and other discriminatory practices in housing. As a part of that commitment, the three jurisdictions collaborated in 2008–2009 to produce the 2010 Regional Fair Housing Plan. An update of this plan is now in progress.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides Federal funding to all three partner jurisdictions for their housing and community development programs through the Community Development Block Grant and the HOME Investment Partnership programs. Montgomery County, Dayton and Kettering then grant most of these funds to providers of services or housing benefiting low- and moderate-income persons. As a prerequisite to receiving these federal funds, entitlement communities, including Montgomery County, Dayton, and Kettering, must affirmatively further fair housing, which, in the context of Fair Housing Planning, means that these three local jurisdictions must prepare an analysis of impediments to fair housing, a plan to address these impediments, and maintain records of their fair housing activities. Collectively, this is known as a Fair Housing Action Plan, which becomes a part of each jurisdiction’s Consolidated Plan. It is time to update that plan. The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center has been contracted to facilitate the planning process. Among the many required tasks for this process is citizen participation. To accomplish meaningful citizen participation, MVFHC is conducting an online survey as well as focus groups, interviews and Town Halls about obstacles to housing choice and obstacles to housing opportunity/availability.
We invite you now to take our survey:
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