About San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing
The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing is a dedicated group of professionals working together to ensure that all residents in San Diego County have equal access to housing. It is comprised of members of the fair housing community, government entities, enforcement agencies and housing providers. This group had its roots in the early 1980’s when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appointed the Community Housing Resource Board (CHRB). HUD had the vision of unifying fair housing efforts in the region and provided early leadership to foster a collaborative approach to affirmatively further fair housing and end discrimination in housing choice. HUD had provided strong leadership to the first CHRB in San Diego which led to one of the strongest, most active, CHRBs in California. Over the years, the CHRB became less active and a new, revitalized, Fair Housing Resources Board (FHRB) was created to continue promoting fair housing education, training and advocacy. In a recent effort to strengthen collaborative efforts in the region, the FHRB changed its name to the San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing (SD RAFFH). The SD RAFFH meets on a quarterly basis to promote fair housing education, training and advocacy.
The SD RAFFH also oversees the preparation of a regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (commonly known as an “AI”), which has historically been funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and local funds contributed by all CDBG entitlement jurisdictions in San Diego County on a pro rata basis. The Alliance successfully collaborated on the production of two AIs, one for 2005-2010 and one for 2010- 2015.