The rules of planning have evolved...
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development established a new planning process requiring federal grantees to identify, evaluate, and address fair housing issues and factors contributing to these issues.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination through the process of “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH). The final AFFH rule is intended to provide local governments and public housing authorities more effective means to further the purpose of the Fair Housing Act.
In accordance with the AFFH planning process, the Regional Housing Assessment is divided into three interrelated parts: (1) Data Collection and Fair Housing Analysis; (2) Community Participation; and (3) Development of Goals and Priorities.
The Regional Housing Assessment is a year-long research project taking place from January 2017 through January 2018. The analysis is being performed for each participating jurisdiction as well as the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan area which covers 13 counties.
The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex is located in North Central Texas. With more than 7 million people, it is the largest metropolitan area in the south and fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States.
About University of Texas Arlington
University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is an elite, diverse research university with activities focused around four key areas: Sustainable Urban Communities, Health and the Human Condition, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery. UTA is classified as a Tier 1 Research University from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions for Higher Education.
The Regional Assessment is led by experienced and outstanding faculty and researchers from diverse disciplines including Urban Planning, Public Policy, and Civil Engineering. The research team for this project is comprised of 20 researchers including professors, doctoral students, and masters students.
Dr. Stephen Mattingly
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Stephen Mattingly is an Associate Professor of civil engineering. His expertise is in transportation and public health, livable communities, transportation planning, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian behavior and safety. Dr. Mattingly is the UTA lead on Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, which is the U.S. Department of Transportation’s national center for livable communities, and one of five U.S. DOT national university transportation centers.
Dr. Ivonne Audirac
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy
PhD Candidate, Co-PI and Project Manager
Dr. Nick Fang
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
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