Fair Housing Workshop

Removing Barriers to Strengthen Communities:
Fair Housing: Affordable Housing and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing at the Local Level

October 1, 2009 6-9pm
Thatcher Brook Primary School
Stowe Street, Waterbury VT

Hosted by the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

Designed to provide relevant information to realtors, lenders, affordable housing developers, property managers, and municipal officials this workshop will:

 provide an introduction to Vermont and federal fair housing laws;
 discuss the current regulatory barriers to fair housing choice in Vermont;
 examine the legal requirements impacting municipal zoning practices;
 review available tools that enable municipalities to comply with those requirements; and
 explore planning concepts designed to encourage the development of affordable housing.

All municipalities receiving community development grants from the Vermont Community Development Program must complete a Fair Housing Training as a condition of funding. Any municipality dealing with issues such as affordable housing, group homes, residential care facilities, requests for accessibility modifications, or seeking VCDP funding, cannot afford to miss this workshop.

Presented by:
Ellen Maxon: Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC)
Julie Kelliher: Vermont Department of Economic, Housing, & Community Development (VDEHCD)
Kevin Stapleton: CVOEO Fair Housing Project (FHP)

How to Register – Space is limited. Call Dani Fuoco, CVOEO Fair Housing Project, 802-864-3334 x 109 or email dfuoco@cvoeo.org