Pursuant to CDBG regulations [24 CFR Subtitle A §91.225(a)(1)], to receive CDBG funds, a jurisdiction must certify that it “actively furthers fair housing choice” through the following: Completion of an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI); Actions to eliminate identified impediments; and Maintenance of fair housing records.
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (commonly known as the “AI”), presents a demographic profile of the Collaborating Entities, assesses the extent of fair housing issues among specific groups, and evaluates the availability of a range of housing choices for all residents. This report also analyzes the conditions in the private market and public sector that may limit the range of housing choices or impede a person’s access to housing.
The Regional AI is a multi-jurisdictional effort, with the City of Salinas serving as the lead Agency. This report covers the CDBG entitlement jurisdictions of Monterey, Salinas, and Seaside, as well as the Monterey Urban County Entitlement Area, which is comprised of the cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, Sand City (participating cities), and the unincorporated areas of Monterey County, and the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM).