City of Florissant, O’Fallon, and St. Louis County Begin Joint Fair Housing Study; Florissant Public Meeting April 8

The City of Florissant Office of Community Development, along with the City of O’Fallon and St. Louis County, will begin a series of public meetings on April 8 as a part of the preparation of a new study. This study, “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice,” is  required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as a condition for the three entitlement communities to receive Community Development Block Grant funding.

The Analysis will identify barriers to equal access to housing and will propose fair and affordable housing strategies to overcome those impediments.

The process is heavily influenced by the opinions and perceptions of local residents, whose input is solicited through public meetings and an online survey.  The public meetings, being held in Clayton, Florissant, and O’Fallon, are open to the general public, and provide area residents with the opportunity to express general opinions and concerns regarding fair housing. The meetings will be held during afternoon and evenings.

April 8 – 2:00 PM            Kickoff Meeting – St. Louis County Government Building, 8th floor Conference in Clayton

April 8 – 6:00 PM            Neighborhood Meeting – O’Fallon City Hall, Multi-Purpose Room

April 8 – 6:00 PM            Neighborhood Meeting – Florissant Government Building

April 9 – 2:00 PM            Kickoff Meeting – O’Fallon City Hall, Multi-Purpose Room

April 9 – 6:00 PM            Neighborhood Meeting – St. Louis County – St. Louis County -Maria Center, 336 E. Ripa on the School Sisters of Notre Dame Campus, St Louis, Missouri 63125

An online survey will be available to receive public comments from through April 25 at www.stlouisfairhousing.com.

Input received at the public meetings and through the survey will be used by the jurisdictions’ fair housing consultants along with various data sources to determine the extent to which impediments to fair housing choice exist in St. Louis County, Florissant, and O’Fallon. The Analysis will describe the impediments and recommend actions that can be taken to overcome them.

A draft of the complete Analysis will be posted for public comment at www.stlouisfairhousing.com beginning in July, 2014.



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