FAIR HOUSING MONTH

 

WHEREAS,      April 2009, marks the forty-first anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which sought to eliminate discrimination in housing opportunities and to affirmatively further housing choices for all Americans; and

 

WHEREAS,      the ongoing struggle for dignity and housing opportunity for all is not the exclusive province of the Federal government; and

 

WHEREAS,      vigorous local efforts to combat discrimination can be as effective, if not more so, than Federal efforts; and

 

WHEREAS,      illegal barriers to equal opportunity in housing, no matter how subtle, diminish the rights of all;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,   

 

                                    that in the pursuit of the shared goal and responsibility of providing equal housing opportunities for all men and women, the Board of County Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia, does hereby join in the national celebration by proclaiming

 

APRIL, 2009

 as

FAIR HOUSING MONTH

 

and encourages all agencies, institutions and individuals, public and private, in Albemarle County to abide by the letter and the spirit of the Fair Housing law.

 

Signed and sealed this 1st day of April, 2009.

 

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