Historically, the City of Oakland has prepared an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AIFH) every five years as a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requirement. The City of Oakland joined various Alameda County Cities and Housing Authority agencies to complete a regional AIFH for fiscal years 2020/21-2024/25.
The Alameda County Regional AIFH report reflects a countywide effort to increase fair housing choices for residents across the county. The County of Alameda, as lead agency, and multiple participating jurisdictions—the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City; the housing authorities for the cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore, and Oakland; and the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda—have formed a regional collaborative for the purpose of completing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (Regional Analysis of Impediments) while meeting their goals and obligations under the fair housing rules to affirmatively further fair housing.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that an analysis of impediments be conducted every five years as part of a five-year Consolidated Plan process. The AIFH will help to inform Alameda County’s and the City of Oakland’s strategy for addressing fair housing issues and identify what actions will be taken to address the issues over the next five years, county-wide and specific to the City of Oakland.