Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is a legal requirement that federal grantees further the purpose of the Fair Housing Act. As part of the Community Development Block Grant obligations, the City of Jefferson is required to submit an Assessment of Furthering Fair Housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by April 6, 2018. 

Data and Analysis
The City of Jefferson has collected data about the community's current population and housing, which includes:
  • Patterns of segregation and integration trends and contributing factors.
  • Racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty.
  • Disparities in access to opportunity in education, employment, transportation, poverty exposure and environmental health.
  • Disproportionate housing needs, including cost burdens and substandard housing.
  • Publicly supported housing.
  • Access for persons with disabilities.
  • Housing affordability.
Community Engagement
Incorporating feedback from a series of public meetings will shape a regional fair housing plan with recommended goals and strategies. Upcoming Public Meetings:

Stakeholders Meeting
January 23, 2018 at 9:00 am
City Hall
Boone/Bancroft Conference Room 
320 E McCarty St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Take our survey through January 19, 2018, by clicking on the following link: 

Previous Meetings
January 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm 
City Hall
Council Chambers 
320 E McCarty St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

January 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Dorothy Pack Community Center
1306 Edmonds St
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Planning & Protective Services Department
Neighborhood Services Division
320 E McCarty St
Jefferson City  MO 65101

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing means taking meaningful actions to address significant disparities in housing needs and access to opportunity, replacing segregating living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws.