Fair Housing

The Consolidated Plan regulations require Manatee County to "affirmatively further fair housing" within their jurisdiction. One tool to demonstrate affirmatively furthering fair housing is the completion of an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) study.


The AI is a review of impediments to fair housing choice in the public and private sector.


The AI involves:


  • A comprehensive review of an Entitlement jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, and administrative policies, procedures, and practices.
  • An assessment of how those laws, etc. affect the location, availability, and accessibility of housing.
  • An assessment of conditions, both public and private, affecting fair housing choice for all protected classes.
  • An assessment of the availability of affordable, accessible housing in a range of unit sizes.

Manatee County and the city of Bradenton recently contracted with J-Quad and Associates to complete an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The report is available below along with a presentation by J-Quad given during the 2005 Fair Housing Luncheon held on April 27, 2005.


Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the federal agency charged with US Department of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for processing fair housing complaints and educating the public regarding fair housing law.


Below is a link to HUD's Fair Housing website, a fair housing quiz, and a general fair housing information booklet.


HUD Fair Housing Website


Fair Housing Quiz


Fair Housing Booklet