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Housing Action Workshop:
Morgantown Housing Development and Finance Workshop
Wednesday, October 28, 2015-07
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ramada Conference Center
Morgantown and the surrounding areas of Monongalia County are experiencing dramatic growth in population and economic development. These factors bring to the forefront the critical issue of housing. The question is how can we facilitate housing stock and affordability to keep pace with Monongalia County's economic growth while making sure applicable codes, like the Fair Housing, are enforced..
This workshop will explore the role housing plays in economic development initiatives, and basic housing questions for stakeholders. It will also help identify and develop action steps to create an initial housing project.
Click here for more information. Funding for the this workshop is provided by the City of Morgantown through a HUD Community Development Block Grant.
June 9, 2015
People with Disabilities Priced Out of Nation's Housing Market
New study reveals that people with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income cannot afford housing anywhere in the United States
National Fair Housing Alliance Report Links Fair Housing to Health, Education, Transit, Wealth, and Job Opportunities
Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) released its 2015 Fair Housing Trends Report, “Where You Live Matters.” The report discusses the state of fair housing from a national perspective, with chapters exploring the latest data on housing discrimination, highlights of recent enforcement actions, current public policy shaping access to housing opportunity and recommendations for advancing fair housing nationwide.
According to the report, fair housing complaints numbered 27,528 in 2014, consistent with the number of complaints filed in recent years. However, housing discrimination is significantly underreported, mostly because it can be difficult to discern.