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P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS,  in 2001 Collier County became an “entitlement” recipient of Federal Funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program; and,

WHEREAS,  Collier County certified that it will affirmatively further fair housing opportunities and has identified impediments to and initiatives for fair housing choices; and,                                         

WHEREAS,  Collier County’s Consolidated Five-Year FY2016-2021, outlines fair housing initiatives that will be undertaken which include education and outreach campaigns to further fair housing choices for Collier County residents; and,

WHEREAS,  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended, prohibit the discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status; and,

WHEREAS,  the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County feel that every American has a right to live where they choose with dignity and without fear of discrimination, and actively support its Fair Housing education and outreach initiatives.

NOW THEREFORE, be it proclaimed by the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County, Florida, that April 2017 be designated as

NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING MONTH                                                                                              

DONE AND ORDERED THIS 11th Day of April, 2017

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

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                                        PENNY TAYLOR, CHAIR