2005-11-25 Grand Haven Tribune "LEDA to hold Fair Housing Forum Nov. 30"

LEDA to hold Fair Housing Forum Nov. 3O
Grand Haven Tribune

"Fostering Communities of Inclusiveness" will be the focus of a series of community events sponsored by the La'keshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance in the Tri-Cities this fall and winter.

The series kicks off on Wednesday with a Fair Housing Forum. Dr. JoeI Toppen, assistant Professor of political science at Hope College, will discuss the findings of a 2005 social scientific study of the Lakeshore area rental housing market
that examined patterns of differential treatment based on perceived race and ethnicity.

Gail Harrison, interim director of the Lakeshore Fair Housing Center, will share information regarding fair housing laws.

There is no charge-to attend the event, which will take place from 7-8:30 p.m at the Community Center. 421 Columbus Street, in Grand Haven.

For more information visit LEDA's Web site at www.ethnicdiversity.org.