May 22, 2009

Community Notes:

Fair Housing Resource Board of San Diego County

Residents in San Diego county are urged to voice their concerns and offer recommendations regarding issues related to housing discrimination through upcoming community forums and a survey.

The 18 cities and County of San Diego are hosting four workshops and issuing a survey to gather public input for a study entitled “San Diego Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.”

Findings will be used to identify areas of need – and corresponding resources – to better enforce fair housing laws.

The workshops will serve as a forum to encourage discussion and address concerns and suggestions about fair housing. The public is encouraged to attend any one of four workshops, which are scheduled throughout the county as follows:

East County: Thursday, May 28, 6 – 8 p.m., Ronald Reagan Community Center, East Room, 195 East Douglas Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

Central San Diego: Thursday, June 4, 6 – 8 p.m., Metro Career Center, Community Room, 3910 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105

North County: Tuesday, June 9, 6 – 8 p.m., Brengle Terrace Recreation Center, Auditorium, 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista, CA 92084

South County: Wednesday, June 10, 6 – 8 p.m., Parkway Community Center, Dance Room, 373 Park Way, Chula Vista, CA 91910

The survey will be distributed at the workshops. It is also accessible online, in English and Spanish, at www.sandiegofairhousingsurvey.org.

For more information, call Nancy Graham at 619.233. 1454 or nancy.graham@aecom.com.

Trouble Paying Your Medicare Prescription Drug Costs?

Are you a Medicare or Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiary who is in the “donut hole” or having trouble paying your Medicare prescription drug costs? If your income and assets meet the federal limits, trained HICAP counselors can help you to complete and file an application for Medi-care’s “Extra Help” program.

For a free in-person or telephone appointment, call 1-800-434-0222 and ask to speak with a HICAP counselor about the Prescription Drug “Extra Help” Program.

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