Civic-University Synergy: Addressing Fair Housing Through Innovative Community Programming

Michael Rios, Bryan Jason Hains, Kristina Dian Hains, Carolyn Abrams


With the anticipated implementation of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) ruling, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) initiated a civic-university partnership between themselves; the University of California, Davis Center for Regional Change; and the University of Kentucky Community Innovation Lab, to design a training program that would provide organizational leadership with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the AFFH ruling. This case study examines the dynamic civic-university collaboration and provides lessons learned from the experience.


civil academia partnership, equitable housing, community engagement, HUD, collaboration

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