Wednesday, July 6, 2011

City of Austin Community Fair on July 16th

City of Austin to host Community Meet-and-Greet to provide information on variety of services

The City of Austin Human Resources Department will host a Community Meet-and-Greet to present information on a range of services for veterans, the disabled and those looking for affordable housing or needing advice if facing certain forms of discrimination.

This community event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16 at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St., in East Austin.

The goal of this community outreach effort is to highlight and share information on the Equal Employment Fair Housing Office, the City of Austin Veterans, American's With Disabilities services, the Neighborhood Housing and Community Development; and the Small Business Development Program of the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services. Other participating agencies include Austin Free-Net; VSA Texas, the State organization on arts and disability; the Human Rights Commissionl; U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; and the Texas Veterans Commission.

“This is a chance to tell the community who we are and what programs are available to meet their needs,” Human Resources Director Mark Washington said. “It’s an opportunity for one-on-one conversation with agency representatives.”

Those attending will get information on:

  • Employment and Housing discrimination
  • The rights for veterans and those with disabilities
  • The City of Austin Human Rights Commission

Neighborhood Housing will introduce an affordable housing opportunity that includes 12 new homes available for $110,000 at 0% interest with no money down to buyers who meet program guidelines.

Attendees will also learn about how to obtain financing for start-up or existing small business.

For more information, call Tony Robertson, Administrator, Equal Employment/Fair Housing Office at (512) 974-3459.

Patricia Fraga, Communications and Public Information Office, (512) 974-2969
Communications and Public Information Office, (512) 974-2220