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.

Getting Started

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

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.

Regional Housing Assessment

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.

Timeline

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.

About DFW

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.

Maps & Data

Explore maps, tables, and other graphs about fair housing patterns in the Dallas Fort Worth region and participating jurisdictions. Find out about our findings.

Resources

Learn more about other services and support available in your region. Locate assistance near you.

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, Civil Engineering, and Social Work. The research team for this project is comprised 15 researchers including professors, doctoral students, and masters students.

Principal Investigator

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.​

Co-Principal Investigators

Dr. Ivonne Audirac

Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy


Bio

Myriam Igoufe

PhD Candidate, Co-PI and Project Manager


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Dr. Nick Fang

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering


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Get in Touch with Us

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Nedderman Hall 417
416 Yates Street
Arlington, TX 76010

Mailing Address:

Box 19308
Arlington, TX 76019-0308

Phone: 817-272-6767
Fax: 817-272-2630
Email: [email protected]

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