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Laura Calfee
CDBG Manager
(770) 721-7807

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1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Upper Level
tel: (770) 721-7806
fax: (678) 493-6035
Cherokee County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)


The Assessment is a study of housing access in Cherokee County that will identify any barriers to housing choice due to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or whether a household has children. It will discuss segregation and poverty, access to opportunity, and housing needs in the County. The community's opinions and perceptions are an important part, and everyone is invited to give input.


In the plan, the County will outline strategies to improve fair housing over the next five years. It will provide essential information to policymakers, staff, housing providers, lenders, fair housing advocates, and others in the community. 


The Assessment of Fair Housing is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for communities that receive funds from HUD for affordable housing and community development activities.   Cherokee County followed the new AFH format and guidelines; however, before the document was electronically submitted to HUD for approval, HUD issued a notice, dated January 8, 2018, to all its Consolidated Plan grantees advising of an immediate AFH deadline extension to at least October of 2020. The notice further required that grantees instead prepare and keep on file a current Analysis of Impediments (AI).  This Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice was originally prepared as an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) under the regulations contained in HUD’s 2015 AFFH Final Rule.

And, as part of the County's Citizen Participation Plan, the draft of the AI is made available to the public for comment for a period of 30 days.  Comments will be accepted until 5:00 pm, April 9, 2018.  Click here for a downloadable version of the Draft of the AI (MS Word) or Draft of the AI (Acrobat Reader).



A key component of the Assessment of Fair Housing is hearing from residents and local housing and service providers on issues of fair and affordable housing. Four Fair Housing Meetings will be held to gather input from members of the public. These meetings are open to anyone in the community, including anyone living or working in Cherokee County. Please plan to attend and share your input!

Meeting 1

Monday, December 11th, 2017, 1:00 PM

Canton City Hall

151 Elizabeth Street,

Canton, GA 30114


Meeting 2

Monday, December 11th, 2017, 4:00 PM

Next Step Ministries, Inc.

7709 Turner Road

Woodstock, GA 30188


Meeting 3

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 10:30 AM

MUST Ministries
111 Brown Industrial Parkway

Canton, GA 30114


Meeting 4

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 1:00 PM

Cherokee County Senior Services
1001 Univeter Road

Canton, GA 30115


Refreshments will be served and children are welcome at all four meetings. Persons needing special accommodations or needing to request interpretation should contact Laura Calfee at (770) 721-7807. Cherokee County supports Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing and does not discriminate in any of its CDBG Programs on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, sex, familial status, age, religion, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.



If you can't attend a meeting, you can still contribute to the Assessment by taking the survey. Then check back here in late January 2018 to review a draft of the report and provide your feedback!



The Fair Housing Survey is an important part of the process for developing the Assessment of Fair Housing. Your responses will be confidential and only reported in combination with other responses in summary format to protect your privacy. You can discontinue participation at any time.The survey will be available until December 22, 2017.  Links have been disabled as the survey period is over.


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Learn More

You can access HUD's Assessment of Fair Housing data and explore interactive maps by clicking here.


You can also check out HUD's website to learn more about the Assessment of Fair Housing using the links below. 


HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

HUD Assessment of Fair Housing

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Overview

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