Lunch and Learn: Our Town, Our Homes 9/15/2016

August 30, 2016




NWGA Center for Independent Living Presents a

Free Lunch and Learn:


Our Town, Our Homes


Whether you are looking for a place to live, retro-fitting your home, building a home, selling houses, or developing or managing groups of housing, there is a new mantra


VisitAbility, VisitAbility, VisitAbility


WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


WHERE: The Goodwill Career Center at 154 Hicks Drive, Rome, GA 30161, in their large training room


R.S.V.P.: By 12 noon on Tuesday, September 13 to, or call 706.314.0008.


GUEST SPEAKER: Marty Collier, SOPOS Coalition


Enjoy Lunch, and Learn About:


  • NWGA CIL’s Home Modification program
  • The meaning of a visitable, accessible home
  • Expanding housing opportunities for people with physical and sensory disabilities, those wanting to age in place, , and those wanting a home with greater accessibility features
  • The economics of Rehabbing and retro-fitting existing homes and designing new homes
  • The accessibility requirements for housing in the Fair Housing Act and the ADA
  • What SOPOS really means



If you cannot attend, we have set up live streaming via FreeConferenceCall’s services. There is no charge to attend via web, however spaces are limited.

Please RSVP to Jill Baldwin at or 706.314.0008 x112 to receive further instructions. (Sorry, we can’t send lunch over the web!)


VERY IMPORATANT: If you need an interpreter, alternate formats, or other accommodations to access this event, or any of our programs, services, or activities, please contact us at least five business days before the services are needed so proper arrangements can be made.


[for more information, please contact Christina Holtzclaw at

 or 706.314.0008 x101]




Marty Collier has worked for 35 years with housing and community development organizations at the local, national and international levels. One of the 1st full-time, paid directors of Metro Fair Housing Services, Marty helped to coordinate teams of testers and lawyers around Atlanta and north Georgia to enforce the Fair Housing law shortly after it had been passed. She lived and worked for 10 years in Central America for the United Methodist Church and is bi-lingual in Spanish and English. For 4 years she worked for Habitat for Humanity International as a community development specialist, supporting local affiliates around the US involved in neighborhood revitalization strategies with other nonprofits. Currently she assists the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia to educate and advocate for increased accessibility and affordability in housing throughout the state. Marty has a Master’s degree in Adult Education and lives with her husband in East Lake Commons in Decatur, Georgia where she is active in local civic organizations, community networks and St. Timothy United Methodist Church.


The SOPOS Coalition was founded by the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Georgia, Metro Fair Housing Services, the Georgia Advocacy Office, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and others, and is currently a project of the SILC of Georgia.


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