Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

North Carolina receives federal funding for affordable housing and community development projects.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversees these funds.  When implementing housing policies, programs, and laws, we do not discriminate against people.

Indeed, on a regular basis, our state certifies to HUD that we do not discriminate against anyone by:

  • race
  • color
  • sex
  • religion
  • national origin
  • disability, or
  • familial status.

North Carolina is now preparing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).  The AI, a public process leading to a final report, helps North Carolina document that we have:

  • Reviewed our policies and practices,
  • Identified any barriers to housing choice, and
  • Set forth a Fair Housing Action Plan to expand choice for people in these protected classes.

North Carolina residents must be able to choose housing without facing discrimination. The AI will examine state laws, policies, and practices that may limit this ability.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has started the AI development process, in collaboration with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, our partner agencies.

North Carolina's final AI document will include:

  • A review of progress achieved since the state’s previous AI, published in 2015,
  • A list of current impediments (or barriers) to fair housing choice, and
  • A Fair Housing Action Plan for the next five years.

North Carolina's AI report will address and evaluate all fair housing issues.  In particular, we'll be looking how issues may impact the location, availability and accessibility of housing throughout the state for protected classes.

For further information about the development of the AI report, contact:

Valerie Fegans
Interim CDBG Program Director
North Carolina Department of Commerce
919 814 4673

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Take The Survey

Take The Survey

It's important that we hear from you and other people when it comes to your experiences with housing in our state.

Take our survey and provide your input today.

You'll only need 10 minutes or so to complete our questions. You have until the close of business on Friday, October 9, 2020 to respond.

Virtual Public Meetings

Virtual Public Meetings

We hosted three opportunities for citizen to participate in an open public meeting about fair housing in North Carolina.

Participation was free of charge, open to all, and registration was not required.

These meetings, which were hosted virually online, took place on:

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from noon – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder Meetings

We conducted a series of meetings for specific stakeholders engaged in housing issues.

These meetings were held online as follows:

  • For fair housing organizations and advocacy groups • Tuesday, September 29, 3:00 pm
  • For municipal agencies and regional planners • Wednesday, September 30, 1:00 pm
  • For continuum of care organizations • Thursday, October 1, 10:00 am

Registration was required to attend these stakeholder meetings.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We're publishing answers to the most common questions we're hearing about the AI process on our website.

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