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April proclaimed as Fair Housing Month in Columbia

April has been proclaimed as Fair Housing Month in Columbia as the result of a proclamation issued by Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots.

The proclamation was issued in conjunction with the date of the passing of The Fair Housing Act in April of 1968.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability, and commits recipients of federal funding to affirmatively further fair housing in their communities.

In attendance at the signing were representatives of the Southern Kentucky Realtors Association, which included Golden Rule Realty and Southern Nest Realty locally, as well as Phyllis Wilcoxson Green of Glasgow, who is president of the Southern Kentucky Realtors Association.


The Fair Housing Month Proclamation reads:
  • WHEREAS The Fair Housing Act, enacted on April 11, 1968, enshrined into federal law the goal of eliminating racial segregation and ending housing discrimination in the United States; and

  • WHEREAS The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability, and commits recipients of federal funding to affirmatively further fair housing in their communities; and

  • WHEREAS City of Columbia is committed to the mission and intent of Congress to provide fair and equal housing opportunities for all; and

  • WHEREAS Our social fabric, the economy, health, and environment are strengthened in diverse, inclusive communities; and

  • WHEREAS More than fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, discrimination persists, and many communities remain segregated; and

  • WHEREAS Acts of housing discrimination and barriers to equal housing opportunity are repugnant to a common sense of decency and fairness.

  • NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Columbia does hereby declare the month of April, 2022 as Fair Housing Month In City of Columbia as an inclusive community committed to fair housing, and to promoting appropriate activities by private and public entities to provide and advocate for equal housing opportunities for all residents and prospective residents of City of Columbia.



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April proclaimed as Fair Housing Month in Columbia



2022-04-26 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Mayor Hoots.
Columbia Mayor Pamela Hoots signed a proclamation designating April as Fair Housing Month in Columbia. In attendance were representatives of the Southern Kentucky Realtors Association, which included Golden Rule Realty and Southern Nest Realty locally, as well as Phyllis Wilcoxson Green of Glasgow, president of the Southern Kentucky Realtors Association.

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