Each year the City of Murfreesboro is the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As part of the required planning process for CDBG recipients, the city must identify the steps it is taking to address fair housing and housing discrimination in its Annual Action Plan and certify that it is Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing as follows:
The jurisdiction will affirmatively further fair housing, which means it will conduct an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice within the jurisdiction, take appropriate actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified through that analysis, and maintain records reflecting that analysis and actions in this regard.HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) reviews the City's year-end report (CAPER) each year for compliance.
Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for an analysis of impediments require a careful analysis of demographic data including racial composition. Because of the complex nature of the research required for a meaningful Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, the city employed a third-party consultant. Murfreesboro’s most recent Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice was delivered to the city in April 2010. You can view the 2015 Supplement to the 2010 AI that updates all tables and figures using the most recent data available. In conjunction with the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plane and First Year Action Plan, the City Council reaffirmed its support of the 2010 AI and approved the 2015 Supplement.