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Fair Housing Assessment Public Update

Fair Housing Assessment Public Input Meeting
6 p.m. March 8
City Council Chamber, 200 N. Fifth St.

This meeting will provide an update on resident input collected from public meetings held in July and August 2017 and information collected from surveys distributed to stakeholders and citizens. Based on the HUD-provided data and citizen input, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) will present strategies that address housing issues and their contributing factors specific to Garland. The meeting will provide citizens an opportunity to participate in the second phase of the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process.

The AFH is an analysis undertaken pursuant to 24 CFR Part 5.152 that includes the analysis of fair housing data, an assessment of housing issues and contributing factors, and identification of fair housing priorities and goals specific to Garland. Examples of fair housing issues include regional demographics, segregation, racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, access to opportunity, disproportionate housing needs, publicly supported housing, access to persons with disabilities, and fair housing enforcement and outreach capacity.

The public is encouraged to attend and provide input. Anyone unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments to the City of Garland Fair Housing Services, 210 Carver St., Suite 102A, Garland,TX 75040 or by email to DWilson@GarlandTX.gov.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to fully participate in or attend any meeting should notify Garland Fair Housing Services at 972-205-3300 or TTY 1-800735-2989 at least four working days in advance of the public meeting.