The City of Galveston Grants and Housing Department proposes to amend its Program Year (PY) 2013 to 2017 Consolidated Plan to extend by one year (PY2018) in order to coordinate with other area partners to conduct and submit a Regional Assessment of Fair Housing Plan (AFH).
Based on the Affirmatively Further Fair Housing final rule published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on July 16, 2015, certain recipients of HUD funding, such as Galveston, must follow an established process to meet their long-standing obligations to affirmatively further fair housing and develop an (AFH) Plan. The City of Galveston and several area jurisdictions have entered into a collaborative agreement to conduct and submit a Regional AFH. The AFH Plan includes an analysis of fair housing data, an assessment of fair housing issues and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals, and is conducted and submitted to HUD using the Assessment Tool.
In order to facilitate the AFH process, the City must align its Program Year and submission date of its next Consolidated Plan with the AFH planning process in order to incorporate and implement the Regional AFH as required by the final rule.
Under this extension, the City will amend its current Consolidated Plan to add an additional program year (PY2018). The amendment includes revisions to the goals and objectives under the PY2013-2018 Consolidated Plan. The revised PY2013-2018 Consolidated Plan Summary can be viewed HERE.
Citizen comments regarding the proposed amendment will be accepted through October 24, 2017, 5:00 pm at: Grants and Housing Department, 2508 Ball Street, Galveston, TX 77550, (409) 797-3820.
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