Fair Housing

Assessment of Fair Housing

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a legal requirement that federal agencies and federal grantees, such as the Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD), further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. In addition to combating discrimination, AFFH requires these entities to overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics, including: race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status, and disability. 

DCD is currently in the process of developing its first Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), with its partner, the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC). DCD and HACC held a series public meetings to offer community members the opportunity to participate in this process and help establish housing goals for the next five years. Click here to view the AFH presentation slides.

Along with public participation, a core component of the AFH process includes reviewing data and maps provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These materials may be accessed below:

Draft Chester County Assessment of Fair Housing, 2018-2022

DCD and HACC will accept public comments on the Draft Chester County Assessment of Fair Housing, 2018-2022 for 30 days, from Monday, February 6th through 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.

A Public Hearing was held on Monday, February 13, 2017 to accept comments regarding the Draft Chester County AFH. To view the presentation, please click here

Written comments should be addressed to:
Patrick Bokovitz, Director
Department of Community Development
601 Westtown Road, Suite 365
P.O. Box 2747
West Chester, PA 19380-0990

File a Fair Housing Complaint

Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Click here to view additional fair housing resources.