To honor Black History Month, the Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) is hosting, in partnership with the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, a public forum on Louisville Metro Government’s action plan to end housing segregation: “Making Louisville Home for Us All.”
The plan was released in February of last year by the The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission (LMHRC), and offered a broad analysis around the formation of Louisville’s historically troubling housing policies and utilized a diverse series of data to show the continued effects the ongoing problem of housing discrimination. Its central claim: that half of Louisville still resided in “highly segregated” communities.
Although that number was challenged analysis from The City Researcher, their final analysis was that the problem, if not the percentage, was completely accurate.
The report also utilized the action steps developed from the 2010 report Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in Louisville Metro, and recommended some concrete steps that Louisville Metro government could make towards mitigating these issues.
This event will include both a presentation on the history of segregation in Louisville by the University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, as well as a panel discussion about the plan and implementation with Carolyn Miller-Cooper of Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, Juan Peña of the KY Commission on Human Rights, Lee Ann Thomas of the Center for Accessible Living.
The event takes place Tuesday, February 10th at 2:00p.m. at New Directions Housing Corporation, 1000 East Liberty Street. The event is free and open to the public.