What’s Fair Housing? Dramatic Changes in the Age of Sustainability
|Did you know that HUD is in the process of bringing Fair Housing into the 21st century?
Listen and engage with Janet Hostetler, one of HUD’s architects of the new fair housing efforts, Congressman Keith Ellison, local fair housing experts, and the chair of the Metropolitan Council community development committee. Speakers Include:
For many decades, HUD has largely focused its fair housing efforts on making sure that landlords and lenders don’t discriminate against people based on race, religion, disability, or other individual characteristics. But HUD also has the responsibility to ensure its programs undo patterns of segregation and promote the type of real neighborhood and housing choice that leads to diverse, inclusive communities.
HUD is now working cooperatively with communities and regions around the country to integrate fair housing into community planning and promote sustainable regional development. HUD is also updating its regulations to support better outcomes by communities and public housing authorities through increased data, guidance, and accountability. The rules will ask:
• Does a region promote housing for low-income people and people of color where good jobs, schools, and other opportunities are available?
• Does a region promote development that will de-concentrate poverty and address racial segregation?
This forum will provide useful context for community members and leaders, policy makers, advocates, local government staff, media, housing developers and the foundation community.
Anyone interested in creating healthy, vibrant regions where all can prosper, regardless of race, disability, and ethnicity, will find this forum relevant as we plan for the future.
Tuesday, June 12, 12:30 – 3:00pm
Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul