HOME staff assigned to your project has over 30 years of combined experience and knowledge in fair housing. All team members have extensive knowledge of fair housing laws (local, state, and federal level) and affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) requirements. As a National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) operating member, staff routinely receives training in the most current fair housing trends, laws and best practices. Further, staff regularly attends educational seminars from the John Marshall Law School, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), and HUD.
The principal staff assigned to your project holds masters of urban and regional planning degrees and possess comprehensive knowledge about fair housing planning and fair housing laws. They are technically advanced and make use of the most current geospatial analysis and statistical software to provide the most comprehensive and useful product possible.
HOME has a well‐established record of working with a wide variety of local governments, from small rural communities, to large, densely populated urban communities to proactively address their fair housing issues. Over the past several years, HOME has contracted with the City of Richmond (population, 210,000), Fairfax County (population 1,118,602), City of Petersburg (population 32,000), City of Roanoke (population 97, 500), Chesterfield County (population 323,900) and Prince William County (population 430,289) to write Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Projects have all been completed on time and within budget.
Since the AI is an assessment of activity in the private market and public sector, our experience highlights the importance of hiring an outside consultant that is able to analyze housing patterns from an objective fair housing perspective. We differ from other consultants in that we only consult on AI projects. However, our experience is not solely limited to fair housing; barriers to housing are also barriers to resources such as transportation, education, health, credit, and ultimately opportunity. Our project team is involved in numerous economic development, homelessness, and affordable housing planning initiatives across the Commonwealth. This broad understanding of the multiple facets of fair housing informs our consulting work and directly benefits our clients.