Monday, April 18, 2011

Community Development: Fair Housing

April is National Fair Housing Month. What is fair housing month all about, you ask? Well, HUD's website does a good job explaining how the Civil Rights Act/Fair Housing Act came to be and subsequently how locals came to celebrate and raise awareness for equal opportunity housing. You can find that summary here.  

In reviewing the legislative history, I'm reminded that government action is often a long, difficult journey. As they continue on with the FY11 budget and legislative process, I hope our leaders are proactive; make decisions that mindful of the safety of others, promote an expanding economy and keep quality of life issues at the top of their agendas.

So..with no further adieu: Our community is hosting a Fair Housing Forum on 4.28.11 at 6pm at City Hall. Join us if you can!


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