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File #: 2018-0366    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 4/10/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/10/2018 Final action: 4/10/2018
Enactment date: 4/10/2018 Enactment #: 226
Effective date: 4/10/2018    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh encourages all agencies, institutions, and individuals, public and private, in the City of Pittsburgh to abide by the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Law in the pursuit of expanding opportunities and improving the quality of life for all; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim April 2018, to be "Fair Housing Month" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MRS. HARRIS

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WHEREAS, April 11th, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which pronounces a national policy of Fair Housing for all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status; mandating fair housing opportunities for all citizens; and,

 

WHEREAS, illegal barriers to equal opportunity in housing, whether subtle or blatant, diminish the rights of all and violate our community’s shared and deeply held values of equality and dignity for all; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations enforces the Pittsburgh City Code Chapter 659.03, prohibiting unlawful housing practices and joins with partners to raise awareness of fair housing issues and the discrimination that, despite great strides forward, persists; and,

 

WHEREAS, National Fair Housing Month is a time to join together in the task of eradicating housing discrimination and affirmatively furthering fair housing; and,

 

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh encourages all agencies, institutions, and individuals, public and private, in the City of Pittsburgh to abide by the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Law in the pursuit of expanding opportunities and improving the quality of life for all; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim April 2018, to be “Fair Housing Month” in the City of Pittsburgh.