• By Bianca Green
  • Posted Monday, July 10, 2017

Draft Assessment of Fair Housing Study

The City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) are soliciting comments on a draft Assessment of Fair Housing. This study discusses fair housing issues and affordable housing needs throughout the city and county. It also outlines strategies the City, County, and HAWS plan to take to improve fair housing. The study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for public housing authorities and jurisdictions that receive community development and affordable housing grant funds.

Public Comment Period

The Draft Assessment of Fair Housing will be available for public review and comment beginning Thursday, July 6, 2017 through 5:00 PM on August 20, 2017.

CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM, FORSYTH COUNTY, AND
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF WINSTON-SALEM (HAWS)
PUBLIC NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT OF FAIR HOUSING
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND HEARINGS

EHO

The City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, and the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem (HAWS) are soliciting comments on a draft Assessment of Fair Housing. This study discusses fair housing issues and affordable housing needs throughout the city and county. It also outlines strategies the City, County, and HAWS plan to take to improve fair housing. The study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for public housing authorities and jurisdictions that receive community development and affordable housing grant funds.

Public Comment Period

The Draft Assessment of Fair Housing will be available for public review and comment beginning Thursday, July 6, 2017 through 5:00 PM on August 20, 2017. Comments can be submitted by email to Mellin Parker at mellinp@citywofws.org or mailed to AFH Comments, Community Development Department, City of Winston-Salem, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. The draft may be viewed at http://cityofws.org/departments/community-and-business-development/planning/reports or at the following location(s):

City of Winston-Salem Community Development Department – address above

City Secretary's Office - Room 140, City Hall, 101 N. Main Street

Housing Authority of Winston-Salem – 500 W. 4th Street, Suite 300

Forsyth County Housing and Community Development – 201 N. Chestnut Street, 4th Floor

Forsyth County Public Library – all branches

Public Hearings

Public hearings on the draft will be held at the following dates, times, and locations. During these hearings, the City, County, and HAWS will present key findings of the assessment and related fair housing goals, and accept comments on the draft. All meetings are open to the general public:

Tuesday, July, 25, 2017, 6:00 PM, Cleveland Avenue Homes Community Room
1135 East 15th Street, Winston-Salem

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 5:30-6:30 PM, 5th Floor Public Meeting Room,
Stuart Municipal Building, 100 East First Street, Winston-Salem

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 5:30-6:30 PM
Walkertown Public Library Auditorium, 2969 Main Street, Walkertown

Other Information

For necessary auxiliary aids, services and information, call Mellin Parker at 336-734-1310. Persons requiring TDD service may call 336-727-8319. All requests for assistance and/or interpretation services must be made at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.

The City of Winston-Salem does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, or services.

AFH Draft for Public Review

Public Notice AFH Comments

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