2008 Fair Housing Forums
2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the federal fair housing act. Federal law protects a person from discrimination in a housing transaction based on their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and/or familial status. The purpose of these forums is to hear from community members their impressions of housing discrimination across the state. This is also a time for people to share their insights on the lack of affordable housing and comment on the state's use of funds to help Missississippian effected by Hurricane Katrina recover. The hearings will be held at the following locations:
September 25, at 9:00 a.m
Mississippi Valley State University
New Business Education Building
Medgar Evers Boulevard
Itta Bena, MS 38941
September 25, at 1:30 p.m
Mississippi Dept. of Education
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39205
(Enter at double doors at Griffith & Lamar Street. Park behind Robert E. Lee Bldg Garage, level 3B and up, in no reserved spaces)
September 26, at 9:00 a.m.
MS Gulf Coast Community College (Campus Auditorium)
2226 Switzer Road
Gulfport, MS 39501
If you are unable to attend one of these sessions and would still like to share your story or impressions of fair housing in the state of Mississippi contact the GCFHC at 228-396-4008. A representative will record your story. GCFHC has also created a form (pdf, msword) you can use to record your experience with housing discrimination. There is a separate form (pdf,msword) that may be used if you are a homeowner/renter who is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
These forms may be faxed (228-396-4857), emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed or dropped off at our office (2218-24th Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501).
Fact sheet for nonprofit practioners.
Fact sheet for community members.
To stay informed about the Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center and the State of Mississippi's Analysis of Impediments, click here.