Ted Wimpey, Director of CVOE's Fair Housing Project, speaks to the HUD rule of 'Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, an obligation of state and municipal entities that receive funding from HUD, to proactively further fair housing choice for protected classes, a rule which goes a step beyond simply complying with basic fair housing law.
Focussing on housing programs of Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. Fair Housing Project (FHP): Advocacy/Public Advocacy, referrals, education and outreach, enforcement, and information regarding Housing Discrimination issues. Mobile Home Project (MHP): Advocacy/Public Advocacy, tenant organizing, referrals, counseling, and information for Manufactured Home Owners who are renting lots - especially those in Mobile Home Parks. Vermont Tenants (VTI): Advocacy/Public Advocacy, organizing, advice, tenant counseling, training, and information regarding Residential Tenancy.
Host Mayor Miro Weinberger speaks with Nate Wildfire, Assistant Director for Economic Development at CEDO, and Jason Van Driesche, Director of Advocacy and Education at Local Motion on the Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP), the Bike Path, and Walk-Bike Friendly initiatives.
Jan Riordan hosts Casey Garvey, Y Fitness Director, and Chad Rainey, Clinic Director of Vermont Physical Therapy, to talk about getting your body into the swing of the summer season. Greater Burlington YMCA. www.gbymca.org
Lauren-Glenn Davitian hosts Kathryn Blume to discuss Vermontivate 2013, the second year of this community sustainability game. Players take on a wide range of sustainability-related challenges, earning points for their town (or school). At the end of the game, the winning town gets an ice cream party from Ben&Jerry's and the winning school gets...a surprise! more info at: www.vermontivate.com/2013
Host Sandy Baird speaks with Ann Sheperdson, Burlington College Legal Clinic, on various current events topics. Sponsored by the Caroline Fund. The Caroline Baird Critchfield Fund for Women in Need shall assist women in emergencies to create independent, safe, healthy and creative lives.
Board Chair Alan Matson (W6) speaks with Ward 4 Commissioner Bernie O'Rourke, Chair of the Infrastructure and Technology Committee, and Joel Fitzgerald, Co-Director of Facilities, about the district facilities and security. For more information visit the district web site: www.bsdvt.org
Community members, Peter Garritano, Sandy Baird, Charles Simpson, Mannie Lionni and Marc Estrin continue the conversation on education in the U.S. and speak to the issues surrounding the Boston bombing in April 2013.
Tune in live on Burlington Telecom Channel 317 or live online at www.CH17.TV on May 18 at 1 p.m. for Senator Bernie Sanders and his special guest Peter Taksoe-Jensen, Denmark’s Ambassador to the United States.