Assessment of Fair Housing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

TO ALL RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF TAMPA AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

REGIONAL ASSESSMENT OF FAIR HOUSING

 

The City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the Tampa Housing Authority are in the process of drafting an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The AFH is an analysis of fair housing data, fair housing issues and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals to affirmatively further fair housing in the region as required under the federal Fair Housing Act and local Human Rights Ordinances.

Entitlement communities and public housing authorities are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) to complete an AFH every five years.  The City, County, and the THA are required to take meaningful actions, to combat discrimination, to overcome patterns of segregation, and to foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

The City and County will hold public meetings to inform residents about the AFH as well as provide an opportunity for all to participate in the fair housing planning process and provide feedback on fair housing issues in the region.

 Upcoming Public Meetings

Date/Time

City of Tampa

Hillsborough   County

Monday   September 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

West   Tampa Library

2312 W. Union St.

Tampa, FL 33607

Town &   Country Regional Public Library

7606 Paula Drive

Tampa, FL 33615-4116

Tuesday   September 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Hyde   Park United Methodist Church

500 W. Platt St.

Tampa, FL 33606

Bruton Memorial   Library

302 W McLendon Street

Plant City, FL   33563

Wednesday   September 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

University   Area Community Development Corporation

14013 N. 22nd St.

Tampa, FL 33613

 

Thursday   September 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Cyrus   Greene Community Center

2101 E. MLK Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33601

 

Hillsborough   County SouthShore Community Resource Center

201 14th Avenue SE

Ruskin, FL  33570

 

 

Persons living and working in Tampa and Hillsborough County are encouraged to attend and provide input. Anyone unable to attend these meetings but wishing to make their views known may do so by submitting written comments to:

 

Vanessa McCleary
City of Tampa
Housing & Comm. Development Manager
306 East Jackson St.
Tampa, FL 33602
813-274-7992
vanessa.mccleary@tampagov.net

Lanette Glass, AICP
Hillsborough County
Planning and Reporting Section Manager 
601 E. Kennedy Blvd. 
Tampa, FL 33602
813-274-6672
glassl@hillsboroughcounty.org

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and ss 286.26, Florida Statutes, the public meetings will be held in locations that are accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities or persons with Limited English Proficiency requiring auxiliary aids or services. Persons needing a special accommodation to participate in any proceeding should contact City Clerk’s office for assistance at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting date; if hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers, (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8700(v) for assistance please call 813-274-8397.