Proclamation–April is Fair Housing Month
March 15, 2020
FAIR HOUSING MONTH
WHEREAS, it is Michigan law to provide fair housing opportunities throughout Michigan regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, and familial status; and,
WHEREAS, April 2020, marks the 52nd anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, which enunciates a national policy for fair housing; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Ishpeming is committed to the mission and intent of Congress to provide fair and equal housing opportunities for all; and,
WHEREAS, the provision of fair housing opportunities within the City of Ishpeming is vital to the health and well-being our citizens.
WHEREAS, the City of Ishpeming joins with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to support efforts to provide Michiganders with safe and affordable housing through the use of state and federal programs;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mike Tonkin, Mayor of the City of Ishpeming, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2020 as Fair Housing Month.
Mike Tonkin, Mayor