We have all seen the fee added to our Sewer District bills to improve the storm sewer overflow system in Northeast Ohio, but how will these new fees impact the preservation and development of affordable housing in Cleveland? At the August 5, 2013, Cuyahoga Affordable Housing Alliance meeting we will have staff from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District present to talk about the fees and what commercial entities can do to reduce costs. Businesses are being assessed for every square foot of concrete and the water that comes off buildings going into the sewer. There are ways to reduce the fee, but the question is will this stifle the development of housing? We will have time for questions and concerns at this forum.
In addition to Sewer District staff, we will have Kris Keniray, Fair Housing Investigator of the Housing Research and Advocacy Center talk about the State of Fair Housing in the region. The Housing Center keeps track of fair housing violations, investigates complaints and issues an annual report.
It should be a good meeting, and all are welcome to attend. The meeting is in the lower level of the HUD headquarters in Cleveland at 1350 Euclid Ave. at 1:30 p.m.
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