Park Ridge Fair Housing Advocates

 (2003)   Nan Parson of Park Ridge updates other north suburban fair and affordable housing advocates at Open Communities’ Fair Housing Month event in 2009

(2003) Nan Parson of Park Ridge updates other north suburban fair and affordable housing advocates at Open Communities’ Fair Housing Month event in 2009

Gail was the chief curriculum developer on behalf of Open Communities of a three-part training series geared toward groups of 10-15 residents of individual suburbs under a grant from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program. This Fair Housing Advocate Training served the twin goals of fair housing education and community building, as the same group of people met over three consecutive weeks and ultimately selected a common goal. 

As a result of the training in Park Ridge, the participants reconstituted their Fair Housing Commission and strengthened their local laws, including protecting renters with housing vouchers.