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Mayor Proclaims April as Moorhead's Fair Housing Month
Moorhead Human Rights Commission
April is recognized as National Fair Housing Month in the United States. Along with many other cities, Moorhead has proclaimed April as its very own Fair Housing Month! The official proclamation that the Mayor read and signed reads:
WHEREAS, the City of Moorhead and its Human Rights Commission are committed to preventing housing discrimination while promoting equal opportunity in Moorhead, and we recognize the importance of increasing community awareness regarding fair housing; and
WHEREAS, each April the entire nation comes together to celebrate fair housing, and 2018 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which includes the Fair Housing Act, and which immediately followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King; and
WHEREAS, everyone has a right to safe, decent, and welcoming housing, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, public assistance status, and marital or familial status; and
WHEREAS, everyone has a right to live in neighborhoods of opportunity and choice, where people can thrive and be healthy as a result of quality education, a clean and safe environment, and economic and social opportunities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Del Rae Williams, Mayor of the City of Moorhead, do hereby proclaim April as: FAIR HOUSING MONTH IN MOORHEAD
And encourage lenders, real estate agents, landlords, business owners, and other residents alike to take this opportunity to recommit to preventing unlawful housing discrimination while promoting equal opportunity.
In addition to this proclamation, the Moorhead Human Rights Commission and the SOFTL "Successful Outcomes for Tenants and Landlords" committee hosted a Fair Housing training on April 18th, 2018. This training was recorded to share with the community.