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Fair Housing

All HUD grantees are responsible for periodically conducting and publishing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), which forms the basis of their efforts to affirmatively further fair housing practices. As part of the Consolidated Plan, all grantees must certify that they will affirmatively further fair housing, which means conducting an AI, taking actions to overcome any impediments identified through that analysis, and keeping records of these actions. TheFair Housing Planning Guideprovides guidance to grantees preparing their AI.
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HUD's sustainability initiatives are focused on creating strong, sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs, fostering local innovation, and helping to build a clean energy economy. HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities works to coordinate federal housing and transportation investments with local land use decisions in order to reduce transportation costs for families, improve housing affordability, save energy, and increase access to housing and employment opportunities.
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Livability Principles
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities has established six livability principles that serve as a foundation for interagency coordination.

Sustainable Housing Resources
The Sustainable Housing Initiative, within the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, provides a wide range of resources to support coordination of energy-efficiency and green building initiatives across federal programs.

Housing + Transportation Affordability Index
The Center for Neighborhood Technology's Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a more information about the combined cost of housing and transportation at the neighborhood level.

Public Housing

The Consolidated Plan regulations require grantees to assess the needs of public housing residents and create strategies to address those needs. Data describing the residents of public housing is available in the Consolidated Plan Template in IDIS. Additional information regarding the needs of public housing may be gleaned through consultation with local Public Housing Agencies or from state and local PHA Plans.
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ThePHA Planis a comprehensive guide to PHA policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. There are two parts the Plan: a 5-Year Plan, which each PHA submits to HUD every five years, and the Annual Plan, submitted every year. Further information is available through state and localPHA Contact Information