The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced $100 Million for "Ladders of Opportunity" grants. The grants are meant to be an investment in projects, which improve the mobility of Americans with transportation disadvantages. The "Ladders of Opportunity" initiative focuses on serving groups - such as people with disabilities - for whom finding and maintaining stable, uplifting employment has long been an intransigent problem. For more information, click here.####
The City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County introduced a change to the City-County Human Relations Ordinance on June 23. The biggest change, as noted by the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), included adding in source of income (defined to include housing assistance) as an additional group protected from housing discrimination. The City-County Council will take testimony from the community on this change in July. The FHCCI wants to have members of the community, especially anyone who has experienced a refusal to accept a Section 8 voucher, there to speak or show support. For more information, contact the FHCCI.####
In recognition of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Mayor's Advisory Council on Disability invites you to submit your nominations for the 2014 Access and Inclusion Awards. The award categories are: Exceptional City Service Award, Accessibility Award, Employer Award, and James Pauley Lifetime Service Award. Nominations are due by noon on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.