2020-2025 Analysis of Impediments/Assessment to Fair Housing Choice
Recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have a duty to affirmatively further fair housing, by taking proactive steps to overcome housing discrimination and segregation. To help meet this requirement, Contra Costa County is working with the Cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek as well as the three Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in Contra Costa County to conduct an Analysis of Impediments (AI).
The AI is a report that identifies fair housing issues in Contra Costa and the region, contributing factors to issues, and outlines goals and strategies to address issues. The fair housing analysis in the AI focuses on patterns of integration and segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, disparities in access to opportunity, and disproportionate housing needs. Other components of the AI examine publicly supported housing, disability and access, fair housing enforcement, and demographics. The AI process involves an analysis of data provided by HUD, local data from the jurisdictions and PHAs, and feedback gathered from the community. The recommendations in the AI will be used to inform future policies in Contra Costa County that will promote fair housing choice and inclusive communities. We invite you to review this draft AI and submit comments.