Friday, March 27, 2020
On March 23, 2020, the Newport Board of Commissioners adopted Commissioners Order R-2020-010 declaring April Fair Housing Month.
WHEREAS, April marks the 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 ORDERED BY THE CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY:
That Mayor Jerry Peluso be and hereby is, authorized to issue a proclamation recognizing the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 designates April 2020 as “Fair Housing Month” in the City of Newport, Kentucky.