Public Input Sought on Fair Housing Issues in Naperville
Public meeting and presentation set for Monday, July 11
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville’s Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) will host a public meeting on Monday, July 11 to discuss the purpose of a new analysis of impediments to fair housing at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.
The meeting will include a presentation by Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc. (M&L), a national housing and community development consulting firm that specializes in affordable housing and finance, fair housing, and special housing studies. Attendees will be given an introduction to fair housing, information about protected groups and how federal and state laws protect them, and an update on fair housing in Naperville. Naperville-specific information will include population trends and diversity in the city, information about lower income households and how the ability to obtain housing may be affected by local policies, practices and procedures. An opportunity for discussion and comments will follow the presentation. Interested parties are also invited to complete a fair housing survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/naperville_resident_stakeholder.
The Housing Advisory Commission plays an important role in discouraging illegal and unethical housing practices by promoting fair housing for all. For more information about the Housing Advisory Commission, visit www.naperville.il.us/hac.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.