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April is Fair Housing Month

RESOLUTION R2017-21
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
APRIL 2017 IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH

WHEREAS, April is Fair Housing Month and marks the 48th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988); and

WHEREAS, the Fair Housing Act provides that no person shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status in the rental, sale, financing or advertising of housing (and the Virginia Fair Housing Law also prohibits housing discrimination based on elderliness); and

WHEREAS, the Fair Housing Act supports equal housing opportunity throughout the United States; and

WHEREAS, fair housing creates healthy communities, and housing discrimination harms us all;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Nelson County Board of Supervisors supports equal housing opportunity and seeks to affirmatively further fair housing not only during Fair Housing Month in April, but throughout the year.