In August, HUD’s historic final rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) went into effect across the country. The rule seeks to correct government policies and private practices that have contributed to unequal access to vital community resources and opportunities. HUD provides mapping tools, data resources, and a framework to help grantees conduct an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), which will guide decision-makers in planning and leveraging their housing and community development resources. Whether you’re an advocate, local government or nonprofit practitioner–join our webinar to gain an overview of the rule’s key elements and associated data and analytical tools. We’ll also start the dialogue on the opportunities and challenges that the AFFH rule offers for practitioners and supporters of shared-equity and inclusionary housing programs.
** Eligible for 1 AICP Continuing Education Credit
Debby Goldberg | Vice President, Housing Policy & Special Projects, National Fair Housing Alliance
Debby Goldberg spearheads much of NFHA’s work on affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH), including public policy, communications, and training/capacity building. Debby has over 30 years of experience working on public policies to promote fair housing, fair lending, access to insurance and community reinvestment in communities of color and low income neighborhoods. Her work also includes extensive training and technical assistance for community-based organizations in those neighborhoods. Prior to joining NFHA’s staff, she spent a number of years at the Center for Community Change.
Jason Reece | Senior Associate Director, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, The Ohio State University.
Jason is the senior associate director for the Kirwan Institute, an engaged research Institute based at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works in Ohio and nationally to support inclusion and expand access to opportunity for marginalized communities. Jason acts as an advisor and capacity builder to foundations, non-profits, community organizations and government agencies on community development, social equity in planning, civic engagement, GIS, and health equity. Jason co-developed the opportunity mapping methodology with John A. Powell, a methodology which has been adopted or utilized by more than dozens of non-profit, public sector and philanthropic partners and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Josh Abrams | Principal, Baird and Driskell Community Planning.
Joshua Abrams is an urban planner specializing in affordable housing, historic preservation, policy planning, public participation and organizational development. A certified mediator, Joshua teaches conflict resolution in numerous settings. He has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree from Cornell University in City and Regional Planning