Alameda County Invites Comments Re: Impediments to Fair Housing

Date Posted: November 1st, 2019 @ 3:38 PM
Last Updated: November 12th, 2019 @ 2:56 PM


30-day Public Review Period: October 25 – November 25, 2019


Jurisdictions which are eligible to receive federal funding from housing and community development programs administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are required to prepare a Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing which outlines demographics, jurisdictional analysis of impediments, conclusions and recommendations for fair housing activities. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is a planning document built on public participation and intergovernmental consultation.

The County of Alameda and the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City along with the Housing Authorities for the Cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore, Oakland and Alameda County have formed a working group to develop a regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.

The purpose of the Regional AI is to gather data and community feedback, identify specific impediments or barriers to fair housing within Alameda County, and then to come up with viable solutions, or actions to take against identified impediments.

In May 2020, these jurisdictions and Housing Authorities will adopt a Five-Year Consolidated Plan. As part of the Consolidated Plan an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) must be updated every five years. The last AI was updated in January 2015.

The Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing will be available for inspection beginning October 25, 2019 on the websites of the cities and Housing Authorities listed above, and the office of the Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department. The public review period will end on November 25, 2019. A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Hearing will be held on:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department

224 W. Winton Avenue, Room 160, Hayward

Email comments may be submitted to: or Written comments may be submitted to Alameda County HCD, 224 W. Winton Avenue, Room 108, Hayward, CA 94544 or City of Oakland CDBG Division, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313, Oakland, CA 94612 (Attention: AI Fair Housing).

For more information, call Kelly Thiemann at (510) 670-5280. Meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Sign Language interpreter may be available upon five (5) days notice to (510) 670-5948. For TDD, call 265-0253. Un Espanol idioma interprete disponible on la notificar de entre cinco (5) dias al numero (510) 670-5203. Para TDD, llame al numero 265-0253.

View Draft Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice