The Housing Partnership Network's membership endorses HUD's intention to create a more effective process to administer localities' compliance with the Fair Housing Act's obligation to "affirmatively further fair housing." We also welcome HU D's efforts to provide local governments with new tools to improve the analysis of how to link housing to greater resident opportunities HPN's high-performing nonprofit housing developer members share the view that it is important to offer low-income people a chance to live in decent, safe housing in neighborhoods with access to quality schools, transportation, and job opportunities. HPN members create communities of opportunity by redeveloping blighted housing and improving the surrounding neighborhoods and by building affordable housing in high opportunity communities with good schools and access to jobs. Our members use both strategies, depending on the opportunities in their region. We have seen success with both approaches. 

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