The City of Clovis will have copies of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice available for public review and comment.  Copies will be available during the 30-day comment period beginning October 6, 2019, and ending at the close of business on November 4, 2019 at the following locations:

Clovis Planning and Development Services: 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

Clovis City Hall – Administration Department: 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

On the Web: www.cityofclovis.com

FINAL – 2019 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

A public input meeting will be held on October 15, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at the Clovis Planning and Development Services Department at 1033 Fifth Street.  Citizens may provide their views and comments on the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

Additionally, a public hearing will be held on November 4, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the City of Clovis Council Chambers located at 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis.  Citizens may provide their views and comments on the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

By this Notice, the City of Clovis invites parties that have an interest or may be impacted by the information discussed in the Analysis to attend the Public Hearing and/or Public Input Meeting.  Citizen participation is considered an important element of the Analysis process and is encouraged by the U.S. Department of HUD.  All written comments received by the close of business on November 4, 2019, at the address below will be considered and included as an attachment in the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice document.

Fair Housing Report and Efforts

As a requirement of receiving funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the City of Clovis must submit certification of affirmatively furthering fair housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The certification has three elements:

  1. Completing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI),
  2. Take actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified, and
  3. Maintain records reflecting the actions taken in response to the analysis.

The purpose of the AI is to determine impediments to fair housing choice at work within our City and to suggest actions that the local community can consider in order to overcome the identified impediments.  The identified impediments, proposed actions and measurable objectives may be reviewed in the AI at: 

Actions taken to overcome the effects of the impediments identified in the AI and documentation of annual progress toward achieving measurable objectives may be found in the City’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD at:

For more information, please contact Housing Coordinator, Heidi Crabtree, at (559) 324-2094 or heidicr@cityofclovis.com.

Here are some resources available to help you find more information on fair housing:

HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
The Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development enforces laws and regulations and administers programs that ensure equal access to housing, guarantees equal opportunity in all HUD programs and prohibits, to a limited extent, discrimination in employment with respect to HUD programs.  Additional information on the HUD fair housing program may be found by clicking on the below links.

 

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is responsible for enforcing state fair housing laws that make it illegal to discriminate.  The law applies to landlords, real estate agents, home sellers, builders, mortgage lenders, and others. The law prohibits discrimination in all aspects of the housing business, including: renting or leasing, sales, mortgage lending and insurance, advertising, practices such as restrictive covenants, and new construction. Additional information on the DFEH fair housing program may be found by clicking on the below links.

 

Fair Housing Council of Central California

The Fair Housing Council of Central California is a professional, non-profit, civil rights organization dedicated to the elimination of discrimination in housing and the expansion of housing opportunities for all persons. The Fair Housing Council accomplishes its goal through the advocacy of equal housing opportunities, assisting victims of housing discrimination and enforcing compliance with fair housing laws, including the Community Reinvestment Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.  It provides a multifaceted program of private enforcement, education and outreach, research and advocacy to affirmatively further the goal of equal housing opportunity in our Valley.

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