This bill would require that, where the city has developed a plan for the creation or preservation of affordable housing, such creation or preservation is in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing.
- Laid Over in Committee
Int. No. 607
By Council Members Richards, The Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Lander, Chin, Rosenthal, Constantinides and Reynoso
A Local Law in relation to requiring that city affordable housing plans address historic patterns of racial segregation
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Any plan developed by the city pursuant to section 26-2102 of the administrative code that provides for the creation or preservation of affordable housing shall, to the greatest extent practicable, provide for such creation or preservation in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing by taking meaningful actions, in addition to combating discrimination, that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. Specifically, affirmatively furthering fair housing means taking meaningful actions that, taken together, address significant disparities in housing needs and in access to opportunity, replacing segregated living patterns with truly integrated and balanced living patterns, transforming racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty into areas of opportunity, and fostering and maintaining compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.