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Legislation #: 120381 Introduction Date: 4/26/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Title: Declaring April, 2012, as Fair Housing Month in Kansas City, Missouri.

Legislation History
4/23/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/26/2012 Adopted

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Declaring April, 2012, as Fair Housing Month in Kansas City, Missouri.


WHEREAS, the month of April, 2012, marks the 44th anniversary of the signing of the National Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, providing that it shall be unlawful to discriminate against any person in terms, conditions, or privileges of the sale or rental of a dwelling or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status; and


WHEREAS, the City in its efforts to combat housing discrimination provides general funding and receives Fair Housing Assistance Program grant funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide enforcement, outreach, and education activities to prevent housing discrimination; and


WHEREAS, the City has a fair housing ordinance that is substantially equivalent to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Human Relations Department, Civil Rights Division has a cooperative agreement with the U .S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; and


WHEREAS, the denial of equal housing opportunity is one of the most serious challenges a community can face, a challenge that must be met and surmounted lest it erode the vital social structure that holds a community together and gives it shape and dimension; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council do hereby declare the month of April, 2012, as Fair Housing Month in Kansas City, Missouri; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Gregory King, Acting Director, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD, Region VII, and Phillip Yelder, Director, Human Relations, with the Mayor and Council urging all citizens to join in this observance by resolving to fight discrimination and prejudice in their own daily lives and by making themselves more aware of the Fair Housing Act and the ways in which it applies to our community and by specially recognizing this 44th anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act.