April 12- Fair Housing Coalition Fair Housing Month Forum, Spalding University Egan Leadership Center Lectoriam (Corner of 4th and Breckenridge Streets), 12:00-1:00 p.m.

The topic of the 2013 Fair Housing Month Forum will be  mental and behavioral health disabilities and how they impact housing choice.

Speakers include:  District Court Judge David Holton, Seven Counties Services Executive Director Anthony Zipple, Kathy Dobbins of Wellspring, Natalie Harris of the Coalition for the Homeless, a representative of Louisville Urban League’s Housing Counseling program, and Jim Burch of Seven Counties Services,  who coordinates services for people leaving incarceration.

The Fair Housing Month Forum will serve as the April 2012 meeting of the Fair Housing Coalition.

April 15– Tenant Town Hall, Spalding University Auditorium, 824 S. 4th Street, 6:00-8:00 p.m

Organized by Women in Transition (WIT), this event is an opportunity for tenants to speak out about housing issues affecting renters in Louisville.  Metro Council members and other city officials invited to listen.  Legal Aid Society will present Know Your Rights training.  Contact WIT’s Housing Team at wit.housingjustice@gmail.com for more information.

April 23- “Get on the Bus:  The Path Towards Equal Housing Opportunities,” Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, 12:30-4:00 p.m.

State housing advocates will to honor Fair Housing Month with a bus tour of Louisville’s Segregation History. The event will open with a forum before the bus tour at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage where the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission will release Making Louisville Home for Us All: A 20-Year Action Plan for Fair Housing. Click here to learn more about this important project.

The bus tour will be guided by historians and civil rights activists and will provide valuable insight into the legacy of historic discrimination that keeps Louisville highly segregated even after 45 years of federal fair housing laws.

The event is free and open to the public, but space on the bus tour is limited! Register online at www.lexingtonfairhousing.com or contact Art Crosby at 859-971-8067, toll free at 866-438-08617, or via email crosbylfhc@hotmail.com.

Sponsored by the Lexington Fair Housing Council, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization, Kentucky Housing Corporation, the U of L Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, and MHC.

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