City of Lewisville undergoing Assessment for Fair Housing: Stakeholders Welcomed

ATTENTION!! The City of Lewisville is undergoing an evaluation process under HUD’s new Affirmatively Further Fair Housing Rule. The results of the evaluation are to be included in the city’s Assessment for Fair Housing. Under HUD’s rule, individuals, organizations and other stakeholders are encouraged to give input during the process. If you’d like to connect with the city to be informed about the process, contact Jamey Kirby at jkirby@cityoflewisville.com. The city’s report is due January 2017.

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