Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
Local governments that receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds (the City of Naperville is a CDBG Entitlement Community) are required to affirmatively further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. One component of affirmatively furthering fair housing is to analyze and set local fair housing priorities through the Assessment of Fair Housing report (formerly known as the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently updated the requirements and format for the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The City is aware of HUD’s new rule and is taking this into consideration as the City’s prepares its new AFH.
City of Naperville Assessment of Fair Housing
The City’s most recent Analysis of Impediments of Fair Housing in Naperville (PDF) was prepared in 2007 and was accepted by City Council on January 15, 2008.
As a CDBG Entitlement community, HUD requires the Assessment of Fair Housing to be updated approximately every five years. The City is currently in the process of preparing a new Assessment of Fair Housing. Please check back periodically for updates on this process which will be posted to this webpage.
The City, working with Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc., a national fair housing consultant, has prepared a new Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) to replace the previous AI, prepared in 2007. The AI assesses the conditions, both public and private, that affect fair housing choice and recommend strategies to reduce barriers to achieving fair housing. The draft AI can be found below.
The Housing Advisory Commission held a public meeting on the draft AI at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017, in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. The meeting included a presentation by Mullin & Lonergan, followed by questions and comments from the public.
Copies of the draft AI are also available at the Naperville Public Libraries and the City Clerk’s office. Comments or questions on the draft AI will be accepted through February 21, 2017, and can be submitted to: