Community In Bloom
Where we live impacts how we live. With the Community in Bloom program, we would like to help you with your efforts to equalize opportunity in our communities.
About The Program
Fair housing is more than combating discrimination against people who are trying to buy, sell, or rent a house. We propose that elected officials and planners think of fair housing as investing in communities in a way that promotes opportunity for all people. Fair housing principles can guide you as you lead your communities toward their full potential, because advancing fair housing advances opportunity.
Equal opportunity in housing means investing where people live in a way that promotes opportunity for everyone. Where we live includes the schools our children attend, the jobs where we work every day, our daily transportation, the nearby parks, the services we need to stay healthy, and a place where we feel safe.
Elected officials and planners should consider fair housing principles when making decisions related to economic development, education, mobility/transportation, and health/environment issues that affect housing. If you are making a decision that will affect housing in your community, ask yourself if the decision promotes opportunity and diversity.