Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Media Release

CONTACT: Catherine Ratté, PVPC Principal Planner, cratte@pvpc.org or (413) 781-6045
                  Erica Johnson, PVPC Community Development Planner, ejohnson@pvpc.org or (413) 781-6045
Geraldine McCafferty, City of Springfield Director of Housing, gmmcafferty@springfieldcityhall.com or (413) 787-6500


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2013


Springfield Fair Housing Analysis Update Underway

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the City of Springfield have produced an initial draft of the City’s update to its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The draft is available at the City’s website at http://www3.springfield-ma.gov/cos/.

A public hearing for input to the draft analysis is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Springfield City Hall, Room 220. In addition, written comments may be submitted to Geraldine McCafferty, Director of Housing for the City of Springfield, at gmccafferty@springfieldcityhall.com. Comments must be received by May 7.

As part of this effort, PVPC and the City of Springfield are conducting a survey about fair housing barriers, available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PP5KC63. Responses are due by April 22, in advance of the public hearing.

For more information, please contact PVPC Principal Planner Catherine Ratté (cratte@pvpc.org) or PVPC Community Development Planner Erica Johnson (ejohnson@pvpc.org) at (413) 781-6045, or City of Springfield Director of Housing Geraldine McCafferty at gmmcafferty@springfieldcityhall.com or (413) 787-6500.
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