LWV to host program on Sussex fair housing settlement Jan. 21

January 18, 2013

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host a program on the recent fair housing settlement between Sussex County and the U.S. Department of Justice and the voluntary compliance agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at noon, Monday, Jan. 21, at the conference room in the Beebe Medical Arts Building in Rehoboth Beach.  The Medical Arts Building is at the far end of the Route 24 Beebe campus.  A general membership meeting will precede the program at 11:30 a.m.

Amy M. Walls, president of the Diamond State Community Land Trust and a member of the LWV, will speak on the events that led up to the lawsuit and fair housing complaint and how they were resolved satisfactorily, including terms of the settlement and compliance agreement.  The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission and Sussex County Council turned down a proposal for a subdivision that was proposed by the land trust, leading to the law suit and complaint.

“We are pleased to be able to sponsor this program as part of the league’s educational mission on a variety of public policy issues,” said E. Anne Riley, PhD, president of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County.  “Amy Walls is an exceptional young woman who led the effort to address important fair housing issues in the state and county.  She is a member of the league, who also serves on the board of the Delaware Housing Coalition and other non-profits in the area.”

The free event is open to the public.

For more details, directions or membership information contact  Sheila Zanine at 302-945-4321 or or go to

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