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Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Survey

The State of Maryland, as a recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is conducting a survey to examine impediments to fair housing choice in the state. The survey is being provided by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to a diverse group of persons and organizations involved in housing efforts across the state. The information received will enhance our understanding of community concerns and issues, and to define what barriers may still exist.

More specifically, the information will be used for the preparation of the Department’s “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.” This in-depth analysis is developed every five years as part of the Consolidated Planning process required by HUD. The final document will assist the state in developing or improving fair housing strategies and efforts to overcome impediments that prevent or restrict Marylanders from housing opportunities and choices.

This survey is meant for people who work in the fields of housing and community development.

Your participation is voluntary but very important to the continued management of the HUD funding the Department receives. All responses are confidential, and will only be reported in combination with those of other participants. We encourage you to participate in the survey, and please invite others in your field to participate as well.

To fill out the survey, go to: http://bit.ly/AFFHSurvey.

Please complete this survey by Friday, February 19, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Bernice Mensah, Director of the Housing Economic Research Office, at bernice.mensah@maryland.gov.