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Forum series will address housing and homeless issues.

Beginning this month, an interactive forum will be held in ten cities across the country to offer participants the chance to exchange views on major programs and key initiatives with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).

The forums are cosponsored by HUD and the Federal Interagency Council on the Homeless.

The day-long forums are a continuation of the oilgoing regional dialogue between CPD and communities, interest groups, non-profit organizations, service providers and clients, elected officials and State and local governments. Topies include:

* developing a comprehensive housing and community planning process;

* exchanging ideas about economic development and empowerment zones;

* a discussion of developing a federal plan to end homelessness;

* a discussion of what aspects within the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Act are working well.

The forums will be held at the following locations:
January 11

January 1-2

January 13

New Orleans
January 18

Columbus, Ohio
January 20

Los Angeles
January 21

Dallas/Fort Worth
January 24

Buffalo, N.Y.
January 25

St. Louis, Mo.
January 26

New York City
January 31

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Title Annotation:cosponsored by the Federal Inter-agency Council on Homeless and the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jan 3, 1994
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