Urban League Young Professionals to host housing equity fair Thursday

Dismantling the gaps in knowledge to acquire housing comes to Madison as the Urban League Young Professionals hosts Roots & Roofs Housing Fair.

Roots & Roofs Housing aims to tackle any challenges that first-time, especially BIPOC, renters, home buyers or property owners may face, with an emphasis on young professionals. The housing fair will feature 13 different exhibitors including housing agencies, real estate consultants, advocacy groups, banks and politicians.

“The overall idea of the event is for people to come get their questions answered and also have resources on whether it be renting or home ownership or property ownership,” Krystal Johnson from Urban League Young Professionals said. “Kind of empowering the community to only seek out politicians and legislators and their local officials to kind of advocate for the housing crisis that we’re facing here in Madison.”

Among attendees will be the Fitchburg Mayor Julia Arata-Fratta as well as alders from across Madison and Fitchburg. In addition, a new tenants rights union forming in Madison, Tenant Rights Now, will speak on the rising issues with tenant rights in the ongoing housing crisis in the city.

Roots & Roofs Housing Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 S. Park St., from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.