The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), in tandem with the Fair Housing Center of Washington (FHCW), is gathering information on barriers to equal housing opportunities with a special focus on the major transportation corridors in Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties. This Fair Housing Equity Assessment is part of the Growing Transit Communities three year project to ensure equity along transit lines.
PSRC and FHCW are holding three forums, including one in Snohomish County, to discuss a broad range of topics to include:
- Does segregation exists in our region?
- Are there negative perceptions about Section 8 voucher holders, the placement of low income housing and group homes, or the existence of homeless individuals in our neighborhoods?
- Do investments in transportation include areas where low-income and diverse families reside?
- Do policies in your cities, towns, and counties affirmatively further equal and fair housing opportunities?
The three forums are:
Monday, May 13th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Housing Hope
5830 Evergreen Way, Everett
Thursday, May 16th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. King County Library Foster Branch
4060 South 144th, Tukwila
Thursday, May 16th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Salishan Family Investment Center
1724 East 44th, Tacoma
Light refreshments will be served at the forums.