Roy Bryant talked to the group briefly about Section 3, a federal program that requires recipients of "certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods." However, most of his talk encouraged the crowd to get involved and to become advocates for public housing.

From event description:

"TEACHING Transparency, Protecting Community

RePHRAME to Hold 6th Annual Community Forum on October 24, 2013

On Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 5:30 PM, RePHRAME will sponsor its 6th Annual Community Forum highlighting the concerns of public housing residents in Richmond. The event will be held at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 913 N. 1st Street, Richmond, VA 23220 in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be provided and children are welcome.

The march toward eliminating poverty has had several omissions directly impacting quality of life for the residents that already live within the Richmond city limits. Transportation, Housing and Trauma associated with NOT knowing living quarters will be topics at this year’s forum. Impending redevelopment and potential challenges to the city’s long standing history of NOT implementing Section 3 requirements of federal dollars used in marginalized community development will also be addressed at this year’s forum. Last year’s Unpacking the 2010 Census data provided supporting research to empower residents as to how to include their voice at the table of engagement with results will also be available for public awareness.

RePHRAME and its partner groups work to engage local residents in creating their own vision of building thriving and inclusive communities. Come and learn about policies & procedures that affect our community and add your voice to a community-led process for positive change.

RePHRAME is an alliance of public housing residents, advocates, allies, and community groups. The organization formed in 2008 to make sure public housing residents & housing advocates in Richmond have a voice in their communities.

Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is located on GRTC Route 32 Ginter Park. The bus stop is at the corner of Baker & 1st Streets."

For more information about RePHRAME, rephrame.blogspot.com/
or facebook.com/groups/RePHRAME/

Facebook event page, facebook.com/events/536294766449832/

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