Fair Housing

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As part of the CDBG Program, the City of Appleton must commit to providing fair housing services in accordance with HUD guidelines. Thus, the City will continuously designate resources for the purpose of furthering fair housing opportunities for its residents. More specifically, the City will continue to award a portion of annual CDBG funds to a qualified agency – identified through an RFP process – as a means to provide fair housing services, such as outreach, training, counseling, investigation and prosecution, when necessary. In an effort to reach a cross-section of housing market participants, the annually selected agency will be asked to provide fair housing information to groups that are particularly vulnerable to illegal housing discrimination, including but not limited to:
  • Persons of color
  • Households with children
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Immigrants/Refugees
  • Persons with limited English proficiency
  • Households with low to moderate incomes
Specifically, the City and selected agency will undertake the following activities on an annual basis:
  1. Development of written fair housing educational materials for housing providers and consumers. All materials will be available in English, Hmong and Spanish and distributed, among others, at several venues throughout the City
  2. Presentations to community based organizations, social service agencies, civic/neighborhood organizations, faith-based organizations, and/or academic groups
  3. Informational/training sessions for CDBG subrecipients, local government staff, alderpersons and other interested parties; these may be done in collaboration with the Cities of Neenah and Oshkosh – both CDBG entitlement communities.
  4. Participation in the Fox Cities Housing Coalition to which they will provide expertise and advice on both general and case-specific fair housing issues
  5. Oversight from Community and Economic Development Department staff to ensure that fair housing educational materials, presentations and training sessions are appropriately publicized to relevant City staff. City representation at fair housing presentations will allow for decision-makers to better understand the housing struggles of persons within protected classes

Fair Housing Documents

 
City of Appleton Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Fair Housing Links

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