Mississippi Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) completed a comprehensive statewide housing analysis for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in December 2019. As a recipient of HUD funding, MHC prepared a Regional Analysis of Impediments (AI) which by HUD definition involves two or more entities developing an AI together. MHC worked with 58 entities statewide and was the first State in the country to involve so many entities. As the lead agency, MHC coordinated partnerships with all the state’s six entitlement communities (Jackson, Hattiesburg, Pascagoula, Moss Point, Biloxi, and Gulfport), and all 50 of the state’s regional and local Public Housing Authorities. MHC conducted 36 Public Input Meetings across the state and received over 4,000 responses to the Fair Housing Survey. The AI identified high priority impediments found across the state which were used to set policy priorities and strategies for allocating HUD funds in the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (located in the appendix of this document). Each participating entity received an AI with data pertaining to its own service area.