Heights Community Congress celebrates Fair Housing Month

What does “neighborhood” mean to you? Is it a place where you feel at home, where you can raise a family? Is it a place where you know people and they know you, where you shop, eat, live?  We all have different ideas of what neighborhood means, and Heights Community Congress (HCC) invites the community to explore two different perspectives of what constitutes a neighborhood, as the Cleveland Heights-based nonprofit celebrates Fair Housing Month.

HCC is proud to once again be a Community Partner of the Cleveland International Film Festival, which opens its 41st year at the end of March. HCC will sponsor two screenings of “Voices of the Hill,” directed by Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop, on Friday, March 31 at 4:05 p.m. and on Sunday, April 2, at 1:05 p.m.

In 2016, Twinsburg Heights high school students interviewed many of the native families and elders in the community, to capture the history of this unincorporated village, which comprises 14 streets. Their investigation resulted in “Voices of the Hill,” a documentary that is a heartfelt tribute to the hardworking men and women who built and preserved their neighborhood. For film and ticket information, visit the CIFF website.

To wrap up Fair Housing Month, join HCC and other Heights residents on Friday, April 28, 7 p.m., for an interactive program that will examine the state of fair housing and housing discrimination. Tameka Taylor of Compass Consulting Services will facilitate the “World Café” discussion at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road.

Visit www.heightscongress.org or call 216-321-6775 for additional information. 

Pam Wetherill

Pam Wetherill is a volunteer with the Heights Community Congress. She serves on its Fair Housing Committee, and is a resident of University Heights.

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