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Equal and fair access to housing is basic to every community member and often the key to unlocking access to other opportunities like education and employment. For entitlement communities receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, understanding the barriers and impediments to fair housing is good government and a prerequisite for securing vital federal funds.


HUD requires that entitlement jurisdictions investigate the nature, extent, and causes of all fair housing problems within their communities and identify resources to solve them. An effective Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) provides information to ensure the community’s Fair Housing Planning (FHP) achieves measurable results — saving community energy and resources.


McKenna Associates specializes in helping community development directors complete their AIs and Consolidated Plans. In particular, we excel at conducting a sound Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Coice and useful Consolidated Plans. We recently completed AIs and Consolidated Plans for Elyria, Ohio and the AI for Michigan City, Indiana.

In these cases, the McKenna-prepared AI:

  • Serves as the substantive, logical basis for FHP
  • Provides essential, detailed information to policy makers, the administration, housing providers, lenders, and fair housing advocates
  • Builds public support for fair housing within the jurisdiction and beyond AI and consolidated plan help

We have dedicated professionals ready to assist you with your Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice and Consolidated Plans. To discuss your programs, please contact your McKenna planner at info@mcka.com or call 888.226.4326.