To All Interested Parties:

On October 1, 2019, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and its Community and Economic Development Division began to conduct the State of Alabama’s “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” that will be used to inform the State’s 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOPWA, and HTF Programs , which Plan is to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2020. ADECA, along with its contractor conducting this Analysis (Western Economic Services, LLC in Portland, Oregon), developed an online 2019 Fair Housing Survey that will be used to collect data and other information on the status of fair housing issues in Alabama. The collected data and other information from this survey will be included as part of the process for developing the final Analysis.

ADECA is requesting that you complete this 2019 Fair Housing Survey at your earliest opportunity. Also, ADECA is encouraging you to forward this message to other interested individuals and groups in Alabama so that they may also have the opportunity to participate in this fair housing data collection endeavor.

If you have any questions, you may call Mr. Shabbir Olia at 334-242-5468 or email him at , or Dr. Kathleen Rasmussen at 334-353-0323 or email her at . ADECA thanks you for your participation in this most important matter.