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Fair housing choice forum on tap for Rochester-D&C Article-January 13, 2015

Fair housing choice forum on tap for Rochester
Meaghan M. McDermott, Staff writer

The City of Rochester is kicking off a study of fair housing choice with a pair of public input forums on Thursday at the Central Library, 115 South Ave.

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a condition for getting federal housing and community development funds. The study aims to identify whether there are barriers to fair housing choice within the city’s rental and real estate markets and in the mortgage lending, insurance and appraisal industries, and then outline activities undertaken to overcome the impediments.

The first forum will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with the second to follow from 6 to 8 p.m. The forums will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium.

Officials are hoping to hear from residents of all areas of Greater Rochester.

An online survey is available in English and Spanish through March 2. All comments will remain anonymous.

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