Two WGPC events focus on fair housing

In November, two events will help WGPC members learn more about efforts to make fair housing policies that can benefit everyone in the community.

On Nov. 3, at 9:30 a.m. during the Education Hour, members will discuss recent developments on housing policies in Webster Groves and St. Louis County.

The issue of fair housing is being discussed in the Webster Groves City Council, with a vote on Fair Housing Legislation this month and a town hall discussion on November 21st.

In addition, the St. Louis County Council is considering the development of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

If you’d like to learn more about the issue, stop by Fellowship Hall on Nov. 3 for a briefing on the developments and discussion.

On Nov. 12,  a workshop focused on the impact of racism on housing in the metro area, including the 63119 zip code will be held in the Fellowship Hall at WGPC. The workshop is presented by Faith and For the Sake of All and sponsored by Webster Groves Presbyterian Church and Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

The workshop takes a faith-based approach to move participants from understanding housing data to taking action for change and is based on the community-driven report Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide. The report presents an extensive history of our region’s use of segregation housing policies and practices, concluding with key recommendations to dismantle our significant divides.

In addition to the data report, Webster Groves City Council member Laura Arnold will bring these issues home to the 63119 zip code, discussing housing issues in Webster Groves and ways the city could begin to equalize housing opportunities in its neighborhoods.

The workshop will be held at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Registration, however, is required.

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