POSTPONED: CHAPA Fair Housing Forum: Fair Housing Beyond the Law

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April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020

Acton Town Hall, Room 204
472 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

This event has been postponed. If you purchased tickets, we will apply your ticket to the rescheduled date or offer a refund once we are back in the office.

Image credit: “Mapping Inequality,” American Panorama.

While we've seen efforts to roll back Fair Housing laws and regulations at the federal level, there is still both a legal and moral obligation to ensure fair housing at the local level. We also know that Fair Housing plays a key role in broader community interests such as transit, access to healthy foods, parks, and schools. So how can you undertake the work of identifying fair housing gaps in your local community and move forward with addressing these concerns?

Join us on April 9th in Acton as we explore fair housing beyond the law during our second annual Fair Housing Month forum.

At this forum, we will discuss the latest news on federal policy, including recent changes to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule and Supreme Court decisions. We will also take a look at state and local policy and the history of fair housing. What did housing look like before the creation of protected classes and what it would mean to lose those protections?

Looking at the present and towards the future of Fair Housing, we will discuss what we can do locally to ensure our communities are inclusive.

Opening Remarks & Welcome:

  • Bob Van Meter, Housing for All in Acton


  • Nadine Cohen, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • William Onuoha, City of Boston, Office of Fair Housing and Equity
  • Carolina Prieto, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Jennifer Raitt, Town of Arlington
  • Alexis Smith, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Tickets: $25 for CHAPA members and $40 for non-CHAPA members. No refunds will be issued to those who purchase tickets to the forum but do not attend. For those paying for their ticket day-of, only checks will be accepted.

Parking: Parking at Town Hall is limited, but you can also park at the Library next door or on adjacent streets. You may also park across the street at the Congregational Church, but please respect the signage in their lot and do not park in reserve spaces or the circle.