City Sets Public Meeting To Discuss Fair Housing Draft Report

The City of Fort Wayne is looking for feedback regarding a draft report examining access to affordable and safe housing in the community.

As part of the City’s fair housing assessment (also called the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice), the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services is inviting residents to attend a public presentation about the draft report.

The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Citizens Square Omni Room, garden level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Comments and questions will be welcomed at the meeting.

The draft report is also available for review online at www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/ai and hard copies are available at the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services, Suite 320, Citizens Square or at the Pontiac Branch of the Allen County Public Library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Written comments about the draft report are welcome and should be directed to Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services, 200 East Berry St., Suite 320, Ft. Wayne, IN 46802. Or the comments may be emailed to ohns. Written comments must be received no later than December 11, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Because the City receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is required every five years.

The draft analysis includes: a summary of the community participation process undertaken, an assessment of past fair housing goals and strategies, a demographic summary, an identification and an analysis of fair housing issues, an analysis of publicly supported housing, an analysis of access to community assets for persons with disabilities, an analysis of public and private policies impacting fair housing, and a list of fair housing goals and priorities.

The meeting location is handicapped accessible and the City will make reasonable accommodations and services necessary for sensory-impaired and disabled citizens at the public meeting. Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request and availability. Persons requiring such accommodations/services should contact Cameo Parry at 260-427-2134 or ohns at least three working days in advance of the meeting.