City of Lenoir Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed April 2022 to be Fair Housing Month in Lenoir during the Council's regular meeting Tuesday night.
Mayor Gibbons read and then presented the proclamation on behalf of City Council to Lauren Hart with the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors.
PROCLAMATION FAIR HOUSING MONTH
WHEREAS, April 11, 2022 marks the 54th anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, which enunciates a national policy of Fair Housing without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, familial status, and handicap, and encourages fair housing opportunities for all citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors is committed to highlighting the Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, by continuing to address discrimination in our community, supporting programs that will educate the public about the right to equal housing opportunities, and planning partnership efforts with other organizations to help assure every American of their right to fair housing.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, North Carolina, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, do hereby resolve that April 2022, being Fair Housing Month, begins a year-long commemoration of the U.S. Fair Housing Law in the City of Lenoir and urge all citizens to wholeheartedly recognize this celebration throughout the year.
Adopted this the 5th day of April, 2022.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Front row from left: Lauren Hart and Mayor Joe Gibbons. Back row, from left: Councilman Kent Greer, Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas, and Councilmen Ralph Prestwood, David Stevens, Ike Perkins, and Jonathan Beal.