2009 - HUD office of Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity (FEHO) conducted an audit of the County’s performance under CDBG/HOME regulations. The County is responsible for preparing reports for the entire county, including the 11 cities because it is the recipient of HUD funds. Several findings were noted, including the fact that the County had not filed full reports for 14 years, rather than every five years as required. Final Investigative Report
2010 - HUD and the County executed a Voluntary Compliance Agreement calling for, among other things, the County to conduct an Analysis of the Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The VCA signed in 2010 is apparently still in effect. A new VCA is being negotiated with HUD.
2011 - The County contracted Fair Housing of Marin (now Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California) to conduct the first Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) done in Marin for over 14 years. The full report can be found here. and the Spanish translation of the Executive Summary here.
2011- The Board of Supervisors approved and submitted to HUD - The set of commitments made by the County to address the impediments found in the AI. Implementation Plan
2015 - The County executed a contract with Liz Darby to conduct a new Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) and to help lead equity efforts within the County.
2016 - The County approved a work-plan for developing the new AFH, which can be found here. The AFH has been conducted largely behind closed doors. There are no notices or minutes from the meetings. No material available to either groups has been made public.
Present - The County has acknowledged that the work-plan is behind schedule. No public meetings have been held nor has the Board of Supervisors received an update even though these were scheduled to occur in 2017.
It is one of the goals of Marin Housing Solutions to hold the County to the principles and commitments it has made.