FAIR HOUSING MONTH PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS - The Fair Housing Act, enacted on April 11, 1968, enshrined into federal law the goal of eliminating racial segregation and ending housing discrimination in the United States; and
WHEREAS -The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability, and commits recipients of federal funding to affirmatively further fair housing in their communities; and
WHEREAS - The counties of Alameda and Contra Costa are committed to the mission and intent of Congress to provide fair and equal housing opportunities for all; and
WHEREAS - Our social fabric, the economy, health, and environment are strengthened in diverse, inclusive communities; and
WHEREAS - More than fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, discrimination persists, and many communities remain segregated; and
WHEREAS - Acts of housing discrimination and barriers to equal housing opportunity are repugnant to a common sense of decency and fairness.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the bridgeMLS of Alameda County and Contra Costa County does hereby declare the month of April, 2022 as Fair Housing Month.
In Alameda County and Contra Costa County as an inclusive community committed to fair housing, and to promoting appropriate activities by private and public entities to provide and advocate for equal housing opportunities for all residents and prospective residents of Alameda County and Contra Costa County.
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