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Citizen input wanted at public meetings on fair housing

Post Date:09/15/2015 12:25 PM
Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks are conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. Two public meetings, one in Sparks and one in Reno, are scheduled this week to gather valuable public input to inform the study.

The study, which is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), examines public and private practices that create barriers, or impediments, to fair housing opportunities for certain classes of people under the federal and state Fair Housing Acts.

What: Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing public meeting
When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Sparks City Hall Council Chambers (745 4th Street in Sparks)

What: Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing public meeting
When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Where: Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center (1301 Valley Road in Reno)

At each meeting, a brief presentation of preliminary results will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Discussion topics will include:
  • What has been your experience with housing in recent years?
  • Have you ever felt discriminated against when trying to rent or buy housing in the area?
  • Do you feel that the area where you live has the same access to community amenities like parks, libraries, and good schools as other parts of the community?
  • If you use public transportation, can you get to the places you need to go?
Contact: Angel Foster, BBC Research & Consulting: afoster@bbcresearch.com, 303-321-2547 x.235
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