CITY OF SHULLSBURG
P R O C L A M A T I O N
WHEREAS, the month of April has been designated as Fair Housing Month by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; and
WHEREAS, the Fair Housing Act enacted on April 1, 1968 prohibits discriminatory housing practices; and
WHEREAS, the Fair Housing Act ensures all individuals regardless of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, marital status, lawful source of income, age, ancestry, familial status or domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking victims, receive equitable treatment in the pursuit of their housing choices; and
WHEREAS, it is important to affirm the commitment of the City of Shullsburg regarding citizens’ right to buy, sell, rent or otherwise secure housing in the City in conformance with the Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 a/k/a/ the Federal Fair Housing Law and State Open Housing Law.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Gloria K. Swenson, Mayor of the City of Shullsburg on behalf of the Common Council and its residents, do hereby proclaim the week of April 12 – 18, 2017 as Fair Housing Week and encourage all housing providers to support and affirm their commitment to Fair Housing.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the official seal of the City of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, on this 5th day of April, 2017.
Gloria K. Swenson, Mayor
City of Shullsburg