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Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan

MFA will review and approve affirmative fair housing marketing plans using guidelines and resources listed below.

An Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan must be submitted:

  1. Initially, for a new project;
  2. Complete a full update, within 5 years, if
    1. The population least likely to apply for housing is not identified in the current AFHMP
    2. Advertising, publicity, or outreach are not appropriate and require modification or expansion
    3. A residency or admission preference has been adopted by the property since the previously approved affirmative fair housing marketing plan

Note: Owner/agents must review the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan every five years.  If there is not occurrence of 1 through 3 above, only a certification of continued accuracy is required.

Programs required to submit an AFHMP to MFA:

  • HOME (5 or more units)
  • National Housing Trust Fund (5 or more units)
  • Risk Share 542c
  • TCEP
  • Section 8 (layered with Risk Share)
     

Programs not required to submit an AFHMP to MFA:

  • HOME (4 or fewer units)
  • National Housing Trust Fund (4 or fewer units)
  • Tax Credit
  • TCAP
  • Section 8 (not layered with Risk Share submit directly to HUD)
  • RTC
    *Communities on tribal land are also exempt
     

Required attachments include:

  1.   Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan Form HUD-935.2A
  2.   Advertising/Marketing Material (should match Worksheet 4)
  3.   Photos of Fair Housing Poster
  4.   Photos of Project signs, must display in a conspicuous position the HUD approved Equal Housing Opportunity logo, slogan or statement
  5.   AFHMP/Fair Housing Act staff training materials
     

Census Data and Worksheet 1

Census data from the most recent decennial census (2010) can be accessed at:  factfinder.census.gov.  The two reports that MFA requires in order to complete Worksheet 1:

  • DP-1 “Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010”
  • S1810 “Disability Characteristics”

 

HUD 935.2A Worksheet 1

Census Report

%White*

DP-1 Subject: HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Line: White alone  

%Black or African American*

DP-1 Subject: HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Line: Black or African American alone

%Hispanic or Latino*

DP-1 Subject: HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Line: Hispanic or Latino

%Asian*

DP-1 Subject: HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Line: Asian alone

%American Indian or Alaskan Native*

DP-1 Subject: HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Line: American Indian or Alaska Native alone

%Native Hawaiian or Alaskan Native*

DP-1-Subject: HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Line: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone

%Families with Children under the age of 18

DP-1 Subject: HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
Line: Households with individuals under 18 years

%Persons with Disabilities

S1810 Subject/Line:  Total civilian noninstitutionalized population

*the sum equals 100% of the population
 

Worksheet 3

Worksheet 3 includes any population that has a significant presence in the Census Tract, Housing Market Area or the Expanded Housing Market Area and is underrepresented at the property or the waiting list would be considered least likely to apply. MFA will apply this threshold at 10% or more when compared to the marketing areas.

Worksheet 3 suggested agency resources:

  • Social Service Agency
  • Religious Entities
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Community Centers
  • YWCA/YMCA

Please Note:  New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, Public Housing Authorities or State Agencies cannot be utilized as a marketing resource.  These entities do not target anyone.