Posted September 26, 2016 | 9:30 AM

Public Workshops Scheduled for Fair Housing Issues

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2016) - Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the Tampa Housing Authority invite the public to provide input on fair housing issues through a series of public workshops and an online survey.

Hillsborough County's Affordable Housing Services is hosting a series of community meetings to inform the public about the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH).

The online AFH survey is open to Hillsborough County residents, landlords, real estate professionals, lending institutions, housing providers, and other stakeholders, and is available through Oct. 9. To complete the survey, select one of the following links:

The Assessment of Fair Housing is required every five years by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is designed to help communities and housing authorities prevent and combat discrimination, foster inclusiveness, and remove barriers to opportunity based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.
Here is the schedule of meetings:

Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.:

West Tampa Library
2312 W. Union St.
Tampa, FL 33607

Town 'N Country Regional Public Library

7606 Paula Drive
Tampa, FL 33615

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.

Hyde Park United Methodist Church
500 W. Platt St.
Tampa, FL 33606

Bruton Memorial Library
302 W. McLendon St.
Plant City, FL 33563

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.

University Area Community Development Corporation
14013 N. 22nd St.
Tampa, FL 33613

Thursday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m.

Cyrus Greene Community Center
2101 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33601

Hillsborough County SouthShore Community Resource Center
201 14th Ave. SE
Ruskin, FL 33570

The County also will conduct a public hearing on the Regional Assessment of Fair Housing at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 during the regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602.

For more information, questions, or to submit written comments, contact Lanette Glass or mail to Affordable Housing Services Department at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33602, or call (813) 274-6672.