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Community members are invited to Room 2200 of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., at 6 p.m. on July 22 to review and discuss the findings of a recently completed analysis of fair housing in Evanaston.
The City contracted Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc., to develop the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, which examines the influence that public and private policies and practices have on fair housing. The analysis also provides insight into the role the private housing market plays in the creation of barriers to fair housing, as well as ways the City can reduce their effect on the community’s most vulnerable members.
The analysis will play an integral role in the development of the City’s 2015-19 Consolidated Plan, which lays the framework for the use of Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships funds received from the federal government to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunity for primarily low- and moderate-income residents.