NORTHWOODS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
PROCLAMATION COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT
WHEREAS; on April 11, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act.
WHEREAS; this landmark legislation aimed to eliminate housing discrimination and residential segregation in this country by outlawing discrimination in sales, financing, rental and other housing-related transactions.
WHEREAS; the Northwoods Association of REALTORS strongly supports the Fair Housing Act which now protects the buyer or renter of a dwelling from discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) disability and family status.
WHEREAS; the Northwoods Association of REALTORS has supported a free, open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for all buyers and sellers to exercise the right to own, use and transfer real property.
WHEREAS; fair housing means our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination and hostility and that each one of us, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability, has access to neighborhoods of growth and opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and our families may prosper.
WHEREAS; the Fair Housing Act helps to strengthen families, communities, businesses, and our overall economy and move us closer to being a community, a state and a nation where fair housing and opportunity are the norm in all communities.
WHEREAS; April 11, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Shelly Cole, President of the Northwoods Association of REALTORS, do hereby proclaim April 2018 as the Fair Housing month throughout the Wisconsin Northwoods and I commend this observance to all of our citizens.
IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have set my hand this 3rd day of April, 2018.