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The Journal Gazette

Friday, November 10, 2017 1:00 am


Fort Wayne/Allen County

City seeking input on housing report

The city of Fort Wayne is looking for feedback about a draft report examining access to affordable and safe housing in the community. As part of the city's fair housing assessment, also called “The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice,” the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services is inviting residents to attend a public presentation about the draft report. 

The public meeting is scheduled for  6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Omni Room, garden level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Comments and questions will be welcomed at the meeting. 

The draft report is also available for review online at and hard copies are available at the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services, Suite 320, Citizens Square or at the Pontiac Branch of the Allen County Public Library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Written comments about the draft report are welcome and should be directed to Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services, 200 E. Berry St., Suite 320, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. The comments can be emailed to Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 11.

3-women panel to discuss vouchers

Advancing Voices of Women will offer the first in a series of Civil Conversations designed to include women in nonpartisan discussions about complex or controversial issues.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Arts United Center gallery. 

Titled “Vouchers: Needs of My Children and the Impact on the Community,” the conversation will open with a welcome by AVOW co-founder and AWS Foundation CEO Patti Hays, followed by a panel discussion including Niki Kelly, The Journal Gazette's Indianapolis Bureau reporter; Julie Hollingsworth, president of the Fort Wayne Community Schools board; and Betsy Wiley, president, Institute for Quality Education. 

After comments from the panelists, participants will form small groups to discuss the topic, then regroup to share feedback about commonalities or unifying issues that each group was able to agree upon. The next conversation in the series will be Dec. 14 and is titled “Does My Vote Count?”

To register, email

Turnstone hosting power soccer meet

Turnstone will be having a power soccer Match in the Pumpkin Patch tournament this weekend.

Teams from Turnstone will play teams from Ohio, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois. Power soccer is played in powered wheelchairs.

All games will be played in the Plassman Athletic Center at Turnstone. Saturday games begin at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday games start at 9:30 a.m.

Admission is $1. Kids 7 years old and younger are admitted free.

– Journal Gazette