Posted Thursday, April 13th, 2017
RECOGNIZE RIGHTS OF ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS TO HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
The Morris County Freeholders have proclaimed April 2017 as Fair Housing Month in Morris County, marking the 49th anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act, a federal law that mandates equal housing opportunities for all residents.
“The concept of Fair Housing Month is to increase public awareness of the fact that all Americans have a right to fair housing opportunities, and that some residents – even here in Morris County – do not have adequate housing for themselves and their families,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.
“The right to live where you choose, to raise a family and own a home in dignity, without fear of discrimination is a fundamental right to all of our residents,’’ added Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, the board’s liaison on human services issues.’’
The proclamation was issued at Wednesday’s (April 12) freeholder work session in Morristown to Morris County Community Development Director Tim Tansey and Charles Lamb, who is past president of the Morris County Human Relations Commission.
For more information on fair housing in Morris County, visit: https://humanrelations.morriscountynj.gov/committees/housing-committee/
Whereas, April has been set aside as Fair Housing Month, to increase the public’s 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, to own a home in dignity and without fear of discrimination is a fundamental right 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 2017 marks the 49th 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 Douglas R. Cabana proclaim the month of April 2017 as “Fair Housing Month” in Morris County in support of the Fair Housing Act and fair housing opportunities for every American..
Douglas R. Cabana, Director