The Tri-Cities HOME Consortium is currently conducting a study concerning fair housing.  This survey, known as the “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” (AI), is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving Federal housing and community development funds.

Although the HOME Consortium encompasses the jurisdictions of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, the Region that is participating in the AI includes the Housing Authority of the City of Kennewick and the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.

The goal of the study is to identify barriers to fair housing choices that exist in the rental and real estate markets and the mortgage lending, insurance and appraisal industries.  Further, the study examines private and public policies and practices that may intentionally or inadvertently lead to housing discrimination.

The AI process includes soliciting the opinions of persons involved in the housing industry, including renters and homeowners.  As such, you are being asked to take part in this survey to provide your opinions and experiences regarding fair housing.

Your answers are anonymous and will only be reported in a compilation with other responses.  The survey should take less than ten minutes.  Thank you for your time.

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