How do I interpret the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) maps and tables?
To help communities complete the AFH, HUD has created maps and data tables that help determine where residents face barriers to housing choice and economic opportunity. Those maps are available here. The attached document provides a guide to interpreting the maps and tables. You can also find more information about the HUD maps and tables on the following website: AFFH Data and Mapping Tool
A note on geographies: The availability of maps and data tables varies depending on the HUD funding received by the cities within San Mateo County.
Although some city boundaries are not identified in the maps, data for all cities within the county are shown. Stand-alone maps are also available for Daly City, Redwood City, San Mateo City and South San Francisco City. This is because these cities receive the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) directly from HUD.
The tables are different: The data in the tables varies depending on which grants are received.
Tables are available for the following geographies:
>San Mateo County CDBG and ESG tables—these include the county minus data for Daly City, Redwood City, San Mateo City and South San Francisco City.
>San Mateo County HOME Consortia tables—these include the county minus data for Daly City and Redwood City. This is because these cities receive HOME (in addition to CDBG) directly from HUD.
>Daly City, Redwood City, San Mateo City and South San Francisco City tables—these tables show data for these cities only.
>San Francisco Region tables—these tables include data for the San Francisco region overall, to see how San Mateo County compares with the region.
Source of data: The primary sources of the data in the tables and maps are the U.S. Census (10 year and annual American Community Survey), HUD customized models for opportunity indicators, and Public Housing Authority reports.
A guide to the AFFH maps and tables is available below.