Based on May 23, 2018 guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), six local jurisdictions and five public housing authorities (PHAs) in the Baltimore metropolitan area are collaborating with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) to create a new Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, or AI.
The jurisdictions and PHAs will use publicly available data from HUD and reasonably available local data to conduct the analysis from the fall of 2018 through October 2019. The collaboration anticipates releasing a draft AI for comment in early September 2019.
The Fair Housing Group has gathered a Regional AI Stakeholder Work Group to advise the jurisdictions and PHAs through this process. The Work Group is meeting nine times between October 2018 and September 2019. Information on those meetings, including agendas, presentations, and notes from each, are available on the Stakeholder Work Group page.
The new AI will replace the 2012 AI that jurisdictions and PHAs have been implementing over the past several years. Local governments and PHAs will include action steps from the 2019 AI that pertain to their jurisdiction in their Consolidated Plans and PHA plans for using federal housing funds beginning July 1, 2020.
This meeting is an opportunity for public input.