The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission (AFHC) will hold a virtual meeting on Zoom at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, according to a news release.

AFHC Executive Director Leon Jones Jr. will lead an open discussion with an overview of fair housing, why fair housing is important, and how people can help.

The agency’s 2020 FOCUS Tour is designed to gather information, provide education, and produce tangible details on the fair housing/fair lending needs of the state in an effort to affirmatively further fair housing statewide.

“Advance Economic Opportunity” is Goal 1 in HUD’s FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

“Housing and community development efforts must address a complex network of individual, social, economic, and environmental factors in order to promote more diverse, inclusive communities and improve the sustainability of neighborhoods, communities, and regions,” according to the release. “Arkansans are invited to participate in a housing assessment and share ideas on how we create sustainable communities that are inclusive, free from discrimination, and have affordable housing.”

The Zoom meeting will be available at with meeting ID: 944 1591 9662 and password: 8pxXLh.

Details: Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, or 501-682-3247.