The Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will host a public listening session on Wednesday, Feb. 8, focused on housing.
This session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (or whenever the last participant is finished speaking) at Bradford Community Church, 5810 Eighth Ave., Kenosha.
At this session, the commission welcomes commentary on:
- In what ways does discrimination against racial groups play a part in obtaining housing in Kenosha County?
- How can government in Kenosha County improve housing availability for all racial groups?
- Beyond the issue of affordability, what other housing issues should be addressed?
- Comments regarding the commission's report on race and arrests.
Depending on participation size, speakers may be limited to 3-5 minutes based on the number of attendees. Please note: These are listening sessions; the commissioners will not be able to directly answer questions.
Established in 2021, the commission's mission is to realize greater racial and ethnic equity and dismantle racism in Kenosha County through research, education, and ongoing review of current policies and procedures so as to implement transformative ideas born of research, collaboration, and community engagement.
More information about the commission is available here.