Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

A proclamation declaring April to be Fair Housing Month in Morris County has been issued by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The proclamation, signed by Freeholder Director William Chegwidden, was issued to increase public awareness of the fact that every American has a right to fair housing opportunities.

Proclamation
Fair Housing Month
April 2012

Whereas, April has been set aside as Fair Housing Month to increase the public awareness of the fact that every American has a right to fair housing opportunities, and

Whereas, the right to live where you choose, to raise a family and to own a home in dignity and without fear of discrimination is a fundamental right that is guaranteed to all, and cannot be denied to anyone because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital or familial status, and

Whereas, April 2012 marks the 44th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the federal civil rights law adopted in 1968 that provides for equal housing opportunity for all, and

Whereas, the County of Morris and the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders strongly support the Fair Housing Act and fair housing opportunities for all individuals and families;

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved, on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Morris County, New Jersey, that I, Freeholder Director William J. Chegwidden, proclaim April 2012 to be Fair Housing Month in Morris County in support of the Fair Housing Act and fair housing opportunities for every American.

William J. Chegwidden, Director