Language Access Plan (.pdf)
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Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan Guidelines
(including Resident Selection)
"Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice"
A Fair Housing Advisory Panel was convened to undertake a comprehensive analysis of fair housing issues throughout Massachusetts and make recommendations for addressing the issues of fair access to housing addressed in this plan and raised by the Panel and others.
The scope of work that the Panel has undertaken entails creating a summary of the legal framework for fair housing, and completing a housing needs assessment based upon a comprehensive demographic analysis. The Panel also analyzed the impediments to fair housing and recommended specific actions that will enable the state and its partner stakeholders to advance fair housing objectives. These recommendations include: education and outreach; affirmative fair marketing of publicly subsidized housing; best lottery practices; data collection for publicly subsidized housing to measure performance with respect to attainment of fair housing objectives; creating opportunities for universal access to subsidized housing; development of ongoing training opportunities for local officials and managers; and developing approaches to mitigate local hostilities toward housing development.
DHCD staff completed the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. It is the hope of the administration that the findings and recommendations of the Fair Housing Advisory Panel will be a useful tool not only for the Department of Housing and Community Development and its public and quasi-public partners, but for its partners in the housing delivery system throughout Massachusetts.
Fair Housing Mission Statement and Principles
Table of Contents
Part I, Legal Framework
Part 2, Data Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing in Massachusetts
Part 3, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Access & Action Steps to Mitigate Impediments
Summary of Public Comments to the Draft Analysis document & DHCD Responses