Office of Affordable Housing


Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH)

Notice is hereby given that the City of Santa Fe will file their Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) on October 4, 2017.

Each year, HUD provides block grants to states, urban counties and large cities for community development and housing activities. States and qualifying counties and cities choose how to invest those dollars to meet their needs, within certain parameters. For example, the investments must assist low to moderate income households or low income neighborhoods.

The primary community development and housing block grants are:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-established in 1974
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)—established in 1990
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)—established in 1987
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)—established in 1992

As a condition of receiving these funds, states, counties and cities must certify that they will “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing” choice—or AFFH. The AFFH requirement originates from the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which requires that HUD administer programs and activities relating to housing and urban development in a manner that affirmatively furthers the policies of the Act. To learn more about the AFH, click here.

The City of Santa Fe will have the AFH available for public inspection prior to its submission. Members of the public are invited to review the AFH prior to its submission during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, September 1 through 30, 2017, at the City of Santa Fe’s Office of Affordable Housing (500 Market Street); the Genoveva Chavez Community Center (3221 Rodeo Rd); and the Southside Library (6599 Jaguar Dr) and on the city’s website at Information regarding the AFH can be obtained by writing to: Office of Affordable Housing, City of Santa Fe, PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909. Additional information may also be obtained via e-mail at [bot protected email address].

Spanish translation available upon request. Persons with disabilities will be provided with assistance respective to the contents of the AFH in a format that accommodates their needs. For reasonable accommodations, please contact the City of Santa Fe at 505-955-6346 during normal business hours or via electronic mail at [bot protected email address]


The City of Santa Fe works proactively with the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to increase affordable housing opportunities for Santa Fe’s low- and moderate-income residents, addressing the needs of all residents from the homeless to the homeowner.


The City does not provide services or manage housing directly. For a partial listing of available housing services, programs and facilities in Santa Fe, click for the brochure.

Q and A's.

Do you need information about emergency services?
Go to Shelter Services Section to learn about available services and housing options for people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or transitioning out of homelessness.

Are you a renter who needs help with your rent or with finding an affordable rental home?
Go to Rental Section to learn about available services for people who are renters and may need some help paying their rent or accessing support services. Also, see a MAP (link to map) of some of Santa Fe’s more affordable rental properties.

Are you a senior or a renter with special needs or disability who needs help with your rent or with finding an affordable rental home?
Go to Rental Section to learn about available services for seniors and people with special needs.

 Are you thinking about buying a home?
Go to Homebuyer Section to learn about homebuyer counseling, training and basic financial fitness services to get you “buyer ready” as soon as possible. Also, see a LISTING OF HOMES FOR SALE that you may be income-qualified to buy.

Are you a current homeowner who is interested in refinancing, worried about foreclosure or wanting to repair your home and/or improve your energy efficiency?
Go to Homeowner Section to learn about available resources to help you lower your mortgage payment and/or improve your long-term affordability.

Are you a lending institution requiring the subordination of a City of Santa Fe lien?
Go to Lender Section to request the subordination.

Are you a developer who has questions about the SANTA FE HOMES PROGRAM, the City’s inclusionary zoning program and how it applies to your proposed project? Are you a developer who is taking over an approved development with an existing HOP agreement?
Go to SFHP Section to learn about the SFHP requirements and how to submit an affordable housing proposal. 

Are you a nonprofit services provider who is interested in learning about the City’s CDBG program and other funding opportunities?
Go to Funding Section to learn about local and federal funds that are allocated through the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and HUD Rental Assistance (Shelter Plus Care) program.

Are you interested in affordable housing policy in Santa Fe and the applicable research and housing studies that support it?
Go to Policy/Research Section for a listing of relevant affordable housing policy, studies and regulations in Santa Fe and links to other affordable housing resources.

Do you feel you have experienced discrimination because of your race, color, national origin, family status, disability, gender, or sexual orientation while you were attempting to rent, buy, refinance, or insure a home?
Go to Fair Housing Section to learn about your rights under local and federal fair housing laws and to get referral to fair housing resources, complaint forms and legal assistance.

Do you have questions or issues about how to get along with your landlord or tenant?
Go to Landlord/Tenant Section to learn about the Uniform Owner Resident Relations Act (UORRA) and to get referral information to resources and legal assistance for both tenants and landlords.

**Read the Spanish version Fair Housing Rights Novella "Tino el Inquilino"here**

View the English version of "Tino the Tenant" flipbook" in your browser

View the Spanish version of "Tino el Inquilino" flipbook in your browser




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