Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Durham Hosts Linking Affordable Housing + Transit Symposium

Like any city its size, Durham has many opportunities to affirmatively further fair housing and encourage public transportation use to reduce social disparities.

A "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Linking Affordable Housing + Transit Symposium" will be hosted by the Human Relations Division and the Durham Urban Innovation Center with the City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 8:30 .a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Durham (near Duke University) at 3800 Hillsborough Road Durham, N.C. 27705.  A R.S.V.P. is requested by April 15

Fast Facts:
  • The City of Durham’s recent “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing” revealed opportunities for Durham to integrate and encourage affordable housing, affirmatively further fair housing, and facilitate public transportation use to achieve equitable housing and reduce social disparities. 
  • This first lecture in this symposium series will feature regional expert panelists in housing, transit, policy, and development that will offer innovative tools and strategies for those public-private partnerships necessary to create affordable housing near transit-oriented development.
  • Panelists include General Counsel Bill Rowe with the N.C. Justice Center; Public Policy Fellow Tazra Mitchell with the N.C. Justice Center; Executive Director Tony Pickett with the Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative; Associate Professor Noreen McDonald, PhD. with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Housing and Economic Development Manager James Alexander with the Atlanta Beltline; and Development Committee Chair Paul Morris with DHIC, Inc.
  • In addition to a panel discussion, the luncheon keynote speaker will be General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing Bryan Greene with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Special presentations will also be provided by graduate student interns from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Planning.
  • The symposium is free, open to the public, and lunch will be provided to pre-registered attendees. To R.S.V.P. by April 15 click here
  • For more information, click here or contact Human Relations Manager Delilah Donaldson with the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department at (919) 560-4107, ext. 34277 or by email at Delilah.Donaldson@DurhamNC.gov or Neighborhood Development Specialist Wanona Satcher with the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department at (919) 560-1647, ext. 34227 or by email at Wanona.Satcher@DurhamNC.gov
For more information about Durham, visit www.durham-nc.com

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