NEAR Neighbor Forum – Fair Housing

Thursday, February 9, 2017
6 pm to 7 pm
Chase Community Room
John Boner Neighborhood Centers
2236 E. 10th St

What is ‘Fair Housing?’ Does this describe what happens in our neighborhoods? What can be done to make ‘fair housing’ the norm? Join us Thursday, February 9, 6 pm, JBNC, 2236 E. 10th St, for a NEAR Neighbor Forum. Amy Nelson, Director of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, will share unfair housing findings for our area and challenge us to make positive changes. Please come with an open mind and sincere questions. Learn more about the Fair Housing at Upcoming NEAR Neighbor Forum: March 9: Community Safety Clusters. Description: NEAR’s monthly Neighbor Forums are opportunities to hear about emerging community development concerns and to engage in thoughtful discussion for better neighborhoods and community.


What’s Next for Sherman Park?

Near Eastside neighbors and neighborhood leaders scrambled mightily in January to proactively respond to the City’s consideration of Sherman Park as a potential site for a new Community Justice Center complex. NEAR worked with our Sherman Park Project Partners to help facilitate two gatherings of over 100 residents each. In the end, the City chose another site (Twin Aire). So, where does that leave Sherman Park?

NEAR has been awarded an EPA Area-Wide Planning Grant (AWPG) to facilitate an 18-24-month public input and deliberation process to determine possible and prioritized reuses of this 50-acre brownfield at Michigan & Sherman. The AWPG is an opportunity for our community to dream its future, develop a workable plan, and move that plan toward reality. We hope to begin in spring of 2017. Please let us know if you’d like to participate. For now, we wait on EPA.