Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity: Transportation and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing


Transportation is a tried and proven investment that connects people to what they need to live a good, vibrant life and to be upwardly economically mobile. Transportation connects children to good schools, their parents to good jobs, and ensures access to clinics, libraries, parks and recreation, grocery stores and other essential amenities and services. 
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule and its companion data tool provide a tremendous resource for planning at the regional and local levels. The AFFH supports integrated assessment and planning approaches that can more closely examine patterns of disinvestment and barriers to opportunity. The AFFH can foster the alignment of investments in transportation, housing, job centers and economic development that fosters access to opportunity for those currently being left out. 
This webinar looks at the AFFH rule and how it can be used to promote equitable transportation, transit-oriented development, and opportunity-focused place making. Learn how to get involved in and influence your local AFFH process and how the AFFH data tool can be used as an ongoing resource to support equitable transportation planning. 
Speakers included: 
  • Patricia Fron, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance 
  • Ubax Gardheere, Puget Sound Sage 
  • Jonathan Burch, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 
  • Emily Chatterjee, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Ben Bakkenta, Puget Sound Regional Council 
  • Sarita Turner, PolicyLink 
  • Anita Cozart, PolicyLink