City of Lakeland Virtual Community Workshop: Fair Housing
LAKELAND, FL (November 9, 2020) | Please join us for a Virtual Community Workshop to discuss Fair Housing in the City of Lakeland. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended (the “Fair Housing Act”) prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It was amended in 1988 to extend the protection against discrimination to include individuals with disabilities and familial status. The City of Lakeland is in the process of drafting an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The AFH is an analysis of fair housing data, fair housing issues and contributing factors, and an identification of fair housing priorities and goals to affirmatively further fair housing as required under the federal Fair Housing Act.
This workshop will inform the public about the AFH as well as provide an opportunity for all to participate in the fair housing planning process and provide feedback on fair housing issues. A Virtual Community Workshop has been scheduled. Information is provided below.
What: City of Lakeland Virtual Community Workshop – Fair Housing
Where: Please join the Workshop from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: Global.GoToMeeting.com/join/172080645
You may also call in using your phone: Access Number - 571.317.3112; Passcode 172-080-645
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
One or more elected officials may be in attendance.
The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population of over 100,000, Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor. The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third-largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please explore lakelandgov.net.
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