City of Gainesville Housing Equity Plan

The City of Gainesville supports housing equity and is committed to promoting housing choice for all residents. As a grant recipient of federal funds through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City certifies it will take meaningful actions that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. The City also has an obligation to comply with the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other real estate-related transactions because of: race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability.

The City has also adopted local policy (Gainesville City Code, Chapter 8) which protects additional classes from discrimination in housing including: sexual orientation, age, gender identity/expression, citizenship status, lawful source of income, veteran status, political asylum, and status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

To Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH), the City will develop a Housing Equity Plan which will provide a comprehensive analysis of factors impacting housing choice in the city and outline strategies intended to reduce or eliminate barriers to fair housing.

Invest in Your Community and Join the Conversation

Comment BubblesIn an effort to identify barriers to housing choice in Gainesville, we are asking for input from our neighbors, housing and homeless partners, service providers, and other stakeholders. You can participate through the multiple outreach tools offered below. Engage in as many features as you like. Participation will help identify barriers to fair housing and determine high impact strategies for mitigating impediments.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Attend Our Community Meetings:

June 4, 2024
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thomas Center A - Long Gallery
302 NE 6th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
June 6, 2024
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom
Join Us At The Link Below:


Take A Survey: Respond to specific questions to help us determine fair housing issues.

Answer A Poll: Select what you consider to be the greatest barrier to fair housing in the City of Gainesville.

Comment In The Guestbook: Provide your public comments and feedback on the draft Housing Equity Plan when its available.

Ask Questions: Inquire privately on fair housing requirements and more.


Note: Comprehensive guidance on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) can be found under the Important Links section of this page.

Note: All community engagement features for the Housing Equity Plan will be available for a limited time.

The City of Gainesville supports housing equity and is committed to promoting housing choice for all residents. As a grant recipient of federal funds through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City certifies it will take meaningful actions that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. The City also has an obligation to comply with the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other real estate-related transactions because of: race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability.

The City has also adopted local policy (Gainesville City Code, Chapter 8) which protects additional classes from discrimination in housing including: sexual orientation, age, gender identity/expression, citizenship status, lawful source of income, veteran status, political asylum, and status as a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

To Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH), the City will develop a Housing Equity Plan which will provide a comprehensive analysis of factors impacting housing choice in the city and outline strategies intended to reduce or eliminate barriers to fair housing.

Invest in Your Community and Join the Conversation

Comment BubblesIn an effort to identify barriers to housing choice in Gainesville, we are asking for input from our neighbors, housing and homeless partners, service providers, and other stakeholders. You can participate through the multiple outreach tools offered below. Engage in as many features as you like. Participation will help identify barriers to fair housing and determine high impact strategies for mitigating impediments.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Attend Our Community Meetings:

June 4, 2024
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Thomas Center A - Long Gallery
302 NE 6th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
June 6, 2024
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Virtual Meeting Via Zoom
Join Us At The Link Below:


Take A Survey: Respond to specific questions to help us determine fair housing issues.

Answer A Poll: Select what you consider to be the greatest barrier to fair housing in the City of Gainesville.

Comment In The Guestbook: Provide your public comments and feedback on the draft Housing Equity Plan when its available.

Ask Questions: Inquire privately on fair housing requirements and more.


Note: Comprehensive guidance on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) can be found under the Important Links section of this page.

Note: All community engagement features for the Housing Equity Plan will be available for a limited time.

What is the greatest barrier to fair and equitable housing in the City of Gainesville?

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Page last updated: 29 May 2024, 02:56 PM