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The City of Fairborn Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) is a review of barriers to fair housing in the public and private sector which restricts housing choices or the availability of housing choices based on a person’s membership in a protected class. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings to the protected classes, which include:

  • Race
  • Familial status
  • Disability
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • National origin

The 1988 amendments to the Fair Housing Act also created an exemption to the provisions which allowed discrimination on the basis of familial status for those housing developments that qualify as housing for seniors - persons age 55 or older. Senior properties do not violate the Fair Housing Act if they exclude families with children. In addition, the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) requires that senior housing have at least one person who is 55 years of age or older living in at least 80% of its occupied units and publish and follow policies and procedures that demonstrate an intent to be housing for seniors.

In 2014, the City of Fairborn Department of Community Development Neighborhood Betterment Division contracted with APRI (then CUPA) to conduct an AI for the city. APRI’s research staff participate in projects and outreach both locally and statewide addressing a wide range of social, economic, environmental, governance, and spatial issues. Through applied research, technical assistance, training, database development, and GIS services, APRI is able to meet the needs of public and non-profit sector organizations. Researchers from APRI prepared this analysis of impediments using the methodologies and structure outlined in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Fair Housing Planning Guide. APRI reviewed a variety of secondary demographic, economic, employment and housing market data available from national and local sources for the City of Fairborn.

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Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Urban Studies and Planning

City of Fairborn Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing