Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice 

Every five years the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires participating jurisdictions to provide an Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice. The current AI covers July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024 and has been submitted to HUD as required. Click here to access the report. 

For the 2020-24 AI, the City of Fountain Valley collaborated with the County of Orange and all of the cities in Orange County to develop a Regional Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice to meet the HUD requirement. Recommended actions that addressed any identified impediments were provided for the county as a whole, and for each individual jurisdiction. 

The purpose of the AI Study is to identify and evaluate potential obstacles or impediments, in both the private and public sector, to a person's ability to choose their residence free from discrimination, and to recommend actions that address such impediments in a 5-year Fair Housing Action Plan.  The AI provides: 1) an overview of laws, regulations, and administrative policies and procedures; 2) an assessment of how those laws affect the location, availability, and accessibility of housing; and 3) an assessment of conditions, both public and private, affecting fair housing choice.