Fair Housing Roundtable to Provide Useful Data

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 21, 2015, 9:00 AM to noon at Community Action Planning Council, located at 518 Davidson Street, Watertown.

The topic for this year’s roundtable discussion is “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing” with Sally Santangelo, executive director of CNY Fair Housing.  Ms. Santangelo will share key findings from her extensive research of Fair Housing impediments, after which she will facilitate a group discussion about impediments specific to the local market.

Jefferson County serves as the lead county for the North Country HOME Consortium.  The Consortium conducts an analysis of impediments as a condition of receiving federal housing assistance from HUD.  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.  The workshop is intended to develop strategies aimed at addressing the impediments to Fair Housing choice.  Not only will the strategies address HUD’s requirements, they will be useful to all participants.

For more information on the Fair Housing Roundtable or to RSVP, please call the Community Action Family Center at 315.782.4900 ext. 271.


Full house at last year’s Fair Housing Roundtable