Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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Community Action Planning Council and the Jefferson County Planning Department are hosting an Annual Fair Housing Roundtable in recognition of Fair Housing Month on April 5, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Italian American Club located at 192 Bellew Avenue in Watertown.  This will be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

The fresh topic for this year’s interactive roundtable discussion is “Fair Housing Scenarios – What Would You Do?” with Sally Santangelo, Executive Director of CNY Fair Housing.  Ms. Santangelo will provide an overview of the impact Fair Housing has in our community and will be distributing housing scenarios of questionable situations for interactive discussion in groups. Each collective discussion group will review these scenarios together and report on their findings at the end of the session.   Test your knowledge of the Fair Housing Law and learn more about what is covered under this 50 year old equality initiative.

Jefferson County serves as the lead county for the North Country HOME Consortium.  Community Action Planning Council serves as Jefferson County’s Fair Housing Office and is the information and referral agency for persons with questions or complaints about housing or housing practices.  Every year, as part of HUD requirements, Jefferson County and Community Action Planning Council host the Fair Housing Roundtable, highlighting various topics pertaining to Fair Housing law.

For more information on the Fair Housing Roundtable or to RSVP, please call Community Action Planning Council at 315.782.4900 ext. 257.

National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week: March 11 – 17

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March 11-17 is National Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) week. This is a program that reimburses child care programs for serving healthy meals to children in care. Our child care homes sponsorship includes 90 providers across the Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence area, and serves nearly 1,100 children! Last year, the Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project team facilitated more than $600,000 dollars going back into the community through CACFP. The staff reviews menus, trains providers, and ensures compliance with about 400 site visits each year.  

Little Bear Daycare owner, Sue Condino of Watertown, states “The Child & Adult Care Food Program provides our day care with the ability and resources to serve the children in our care nutritious meals. These meals contribute to their healthy growth and development while providing sufficient variety to help them learn proper nutritional habits at an early age. We are grateful for all that this program does for us and feel it would not be possible to achieve these goals without the funding provided by this program.”

Please join us in honoring all CACFP providers for their invaluable work done on behalf of New York children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Vickie Brownell, 315.782.4900, extension 289 or vbrownell@capcjc.org

OR: http://www.capcjc.org/programs/jlcp/cacfp/