Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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.