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2018-02-14 / Local News

Fair housing seminar to be held in March

by KEATON T. DEPRIEST Associate Editor

Town officials next month will be offering a training session regarding fair housing regulations.

According to the Planning Department, the federal fair housing law training will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.

While the training is open to the public, members of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Board and associated town officials are asked to attend the session.

The training will be led by Daniel Corbitt, staff attorney from Housing Opportunities Made Equal, a nonprofit housing discrimination and advocacy organization serving Western New York.

The organization has a contract with the town to provide services regarding fair housing issues.

The session is scheduled to be about 40 minutes in length and will be followed by a 20-minute question and answer period.

According to officials from the Planning Department, the training is also being conducted as part of the town’s federal funding received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. To receive the funding, the town must submit a report to HUD officials.

Reservations to attend the training session are necessary and must be made by contacting Laurie Stillwell at 631-7050 or by emailing lstillwell@amherst.ny.us.

In another matter, the Town Board will hold a work session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. The board agreed to move the session from its previously scheduled date of Feb. 12. The agenda for the session will be posted on the town’s website, www.amherst.ny.us, later this week.

The council’s next regular board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5.

Both meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville.

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