Fort Worth, TX (2022) – 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 15th. 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.
About the NAACP Fort Worth Tarrant County Branch
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP Branch was chartered in 1934. To learn more about the Fort Worth Tarrant County NAACP Branch visit www.naacpfwtc.org.