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Activities/Fair Housing & Community Development

Activities/Fair Housing & Community Development
Posted on 04/16/2018
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Activity: Celebrations Gallery
Date: April-May 2018
Location: First floor of City Hall
Brief Description: The city of Rocky Mount is hosting a gallery of pictures highlighting community development housing activities.
Sponsor: Department of Community & Business Development

Activity: My Rocky Mount Youth Competition
Date: April-May 2018
Brief Description: Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to share poems, posters, pictures and essays about My Rocky Mount during a city-wide competition throughout the months of April and May. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Winning entries will be displayed in the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building (City Hall), shared during upcoming community events and displayed on the city’s website. Winning entries will highlight positive experiences in Rocky Mount’s neighborhoods, schools, history, local amenities or future opportunities. For additional information, please contact Tierra Norwood in the Department of Community and Business Development at 252-972-1352 or by email at tierra.norwood@rockymountnc.gov.
Sponsor: Department of Community & Business Development

Activity: Radio Jingles about Community Development and Fair Housing
Date: April 6-April 26
Brief Description: Singers, rappers and all other talented artists are invited to submit a jingle, three minutes or less, now through April 26. Jingles should be clean and should focus on celebrating community development and National Fair Housing Month. Jingles should be submitted to Power 95.5’s afternoon host, D-Train, at dtrain@firstmedianc.com.
Partners/Presenters: Communications & Marketing and Power 95.5


Activity: So You Think You Can’t Buy a Home?
Date: April 18
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences (restaurant space)
Brief Description: Self-Help Credit Union is a new financial resource in the community that specializes in non-traditional lending. If you have been turned down by other banks, learn how Self-Help may be able to get you approved!
Partners/Presenters: Self-Help Credit Union


Activity: Annual Fair Housing Forum
Date: April 26
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: City Council Chambers (3rd floor of the Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building)
Brief Description: Come hear about updates to Fair Housing laws, your rights as a tenant and other important housing issues and opportunities in the community.
Partners/Presenters: Department of Community & Business Development and Human Relations

Activity: Realizing the American Dream: Homebuyers Education Workshop
Date: April 28, register: http://rm-ha.org/homes.htm
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: 901 Authority Drive, Whatley Cove Clubhouse
Brief Description: Attend this HUD-approved first-time homebuyer education course to learn what it takes to purchase your own home and realize the “American Dream.”
Partners/Presenters: Rocky Mount Housing Authority

Activity: Section 8 Housing Voucher Waitlist Opening
Date: May 1
Time: 12 a.m.
Location: www.rm-ha.org Brief Description: Do not miss your chance to be added to the waitlist for the next available Section 8 vouchers through the Rocky Mount Housing Authority. The registration is first come, first serve until 200 new applications are received online.
Sponsor: Rocky Mount Housing Authority

Activity: Empowerment Expo & Community Fair
Date: June 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Booker T Theater
Brief Description: Community partners, vendors, exhibitors and presenters will offer a variety of helpful information, resources and special activities for residents of all ages!
Sponsor: Department of Community and Business Development, local agencies and businesses