The Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP Branch in partnership with the Historic Southside Neighborhood Association will host A Fair Share: Housing and the American Dream Seminar at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 th . It will take place at the Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Admission is free.  

As housing real estate developers turn their attention to areas of Fort Worth which have historically been neglected, critical housing ownership issues have surfaced. The Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP will address these housing concerns in a free, informational seminar, “A Fair Share: Housing and the American Dream.” The seminar is designed to help the community understand the impact housing issues have on stabilizing the neighborhoods and will focus on: Ownership of Heirship Properties and the High Rate of Liens; Rehabilitation Programs; and New Housing Developments.

In this country, homelessness continues to be a major social issue of concern. According to statistics, Texas ranks #4 in homelessness in the country. “Securing affordable housing and ending homelessness in our community is a critical issue to our branch. Presenting a seminar like this is essential to ensure more members of the community have the ability to obtain their portion of the American Dream,” said Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP President Estella Williams.

Featured Participants: Estella Williams, President, Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP; James Walker, Interim President, Historic Southside Neighborhood Association; Andy Williams, Founder of Rehab Warriors, PBC, Member of CDFI Board and Housing Developer; Victor Turner, Director, City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services and Asst. General Manager Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation; and Representative from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.

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