Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

Communities that receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD) must certify that they will affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH), as per federal, state, and local laws. To meet their AFFH obligation, these local communities must satisfy certain requirements including the research and preparation of an important document, every five years, that analyzes fair housing choice within their boundaries and also proposes strategies and actions to overcome any identified fair housing barriers, based on data and public input. That document, known as the Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing, must be kept on file and submitted to US HUD.

The AI document must be developed with community input and should consist of an analysis of available fair housing data and issues, a prioritization of the issues that will be addressed in the next five years, and the action steps to be implemented to address the identified barriers.

The Department of Housing & Community Development will begin to gather public input towards the preparation of the City’s next AI document in the Fall of 2023 via several different methods including a survey, direct comments, and two community meetings. The two meetings are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, November 30, 2023, 5:00 pm
Miami City Hall, Commission Chambers
3500 Pan American Dr., Miami, FL 33133

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 6:00 pm
Charles Hadley Park, Community Room
1350 NW 50 St., Miami, FL 33142

If you are City resident, housing provider, or stakeholder, we need your input! Visit our dedicated engagement web page here:

For more information on AFFH, visit




  • Demographics
  • Segregation and integration
  • Racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty (R/ECAPs)
  • Access to community assets
  • Access to affordable housing opportunities
  • Access to homeownership and economic opportunity
  • Policies and practices impacting fair housing