Friday, July 22, 2011

Washington County Fair Housing Advisory Meeting Wednesday July 27 Includes New Fair Housing Audit Test Results.

A group of officials and others have been meeting for a few months as a Fair Housing Advisory Committee as Washington County moves toward preparation of an Analysis of Impediments.  I have attended recent meetings of this group; meetings are open to the public.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday July 27; time and location are: 
10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Washington Street Conference Center, Room 112
Located in former PCC space in first floor of parking structure
102 SW Washington Street, Hillsboro
I have received and and am posting the agenda and meeting materials HERE.

The materials include multiple year complaint data and the  findings for a new Fair Housing Audit conducted by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon in Washington County, but outside of Beaverton. You can read the audit test materials for these 21 tests for yourself--the results are disappointing and the group will no doubt discuss ideas about how to follow up on those results. (Moloy Good from FHCO is on the agenda to discuss complaint data and audit results).
The meeting package also includes a diagram showing various routes to filing a fair housing complaint; I expect Washington County will be working on refining that document, which could benefit all areas in Oregon and help clear up confusion about who does what, when.

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog

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