Fair Housing Resolution


WHEREAS, April 11, 2020, marks the 52nd anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended and the State of South Carolina enacted the South Carolina Fair Housing Law in 1989, that both support the policy of Fair Housing without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability, and encourages fair housing opportunities for all citizens; and
WHEREAS, the City of Walterboro is committed to addressing discrimination in our community, to support programs that will educate the public about the right to equal housing opportunities, and to plan partnership efforts with other organizations to help assure every citizen of their right to fair housing; and
WHEREAS, the City of Walterboro rejects discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability and/or familial status in the sale, rental, or provision of other housing services; and
WHEREAS, the City of Walterboro desires that all its citizens be afforded the opportunity to attain decent, safe and sound living environment; and
WHEREAS, April is recognized nationally as Fair Housing Month.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Walterboro, South Carolina does hereby designate April 2020 as being Fair Housing Month, and recognizes the policy supporting Fair Housing by encouraging all citizens to endorse Fair Housing opportunities for all not only during Fair Housing Month but throughout the year.
ADOPTED, this 3rd day of March, 2020 by Walterboro City Council.  

William T. Young, Jr. Mayor Attest: Betty J. Hudson Municipal Clerk

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