The WFN staff offers a breadth of community planning experience related to CDBG and fair housing regulations, public engagement techniques, and the intricacies of requirements to affirmatively further fair housing. We put these skills to use to provide our clients with plans, trainings, and presentations tailored to address local fair housing needs and greater issues of community development and affordable housing.
No matter what your Fair Housing needs may be, WFN Consulting has you covered. See below for a listing of our Fair Housing services.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI ) and Regional AI – WFN Consulting’s history and experience includes the completion of 20 Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, both single entity and regional, over the the last 4 years.
Needs Assessments and Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) – Through the FHEA process, a wide range of regional community features are evaluated for their effects on equity and fairness in housing choices for the region’s residents. By reviewing features such as land use, segregation patterns, and the equity of public infrastructure investments, regions can plan for greater sustainability and prosperity for all.
Land Use and Zoning – Utilizing a Zoning Risk Analysis Matrix, WFN Consulting evaluates land use and zoning issues and how they have or could potentially contribute to disparities in access to opportunity, segregation and racially-concentrated areas of poverty.
Fair Housing Community Survey – Includes development and distribution of a community survey to ascertain a broader understanding of the knowledge level and understanding of fair housing throughout a particular City, County, region, etc. The survey provides insight into various audience groups, including local municipal staff, service providers and housing professionals, bankers and lenders, real estate agents, and the public-at-large.
Fair Housing Education and Outreach Services – Includes development and dissemination of fair housing education materials (e.g., pamphlets, website link, etc.) and marketing materials for seminars, roundtable discussions, and a Fair Housing community survey. Education efforts specifically address the Fair Housing Act, fair housing rights and responsibilities, reporting of fair housing complaints, and compliance with fair housing regulations.