Controversial Low Income Impediments Accepted by the County, DougCo
The 4 year old document below, “2011 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” was found on the Douglas County, CO, website, contracted to analyze impediments to fair housing in Douglas County. The seed for the new HUD AFFH rule as it effects Douglas County can be traced back to this initial research supporting the HUD block grant program, CDBG.
What should be striking and get your immediate attention is impediment no. 3, “There is a lack of understanding of fair housing issues”. Who the hell are they to own the understanding of the issues; and the county paid for this?
This analysis all leads to future low income housing to be mandated by the new HUD AFFH rule. Below are the findings of the research impediments that were identified, #1 concerns the controversial Light Rail extension here in Douglas County, CO.
Impediment No. 1. There is a shortage of transit opportunities for persons with disabilities, seniors and low-income residents.
Impediment No. 2. The County could be more diverse and balanced.
Impediment No. 3. There is a lack of understanding of fair housing issues.
Impediment No. 4. Potential barriers to fair housing choice exist in zoning regulations.