Fair Housing Forum Set For Jan. 13

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The city of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Economic and Community Development, and the Unity Group are sponsoring a Fair Housing Forum on Monday, Jan, 13, from 6-7:30  p.m., at the Development Resource Center, 1250 Market St.

In observance of the 44th Annual Martin Luther King Jr., holiday, the discussion is focused on: Focus 2020, The True State of the Dream.  

Special guests are Richard M. Gadzekpo, housing coordinator for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, and Emily A.

O'Donnell, attorney at law for Legal Aid of East Tennessee.

For more information and/or to confirm attendance contact Paula Coleman in the Office of Economic and Community Development at 425-6443.

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