2012-13

RESOLUTION STATING THE CITY'S CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR FAIR HOUSING

WHEREAS, let it be known to all persons of the City of Marion, Ohio, that discrimination the sale, rental leasing, financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services of race, color, religion, ancestry, military status, sex, national origin, familial status (families with children) handicap, or disability is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Federal Fair Housing Law), as amended and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. It is the policy of the City of Marion, Ohio to implement programs to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, military status, sex, national origin, handicap or disability or familial status (families with children)

BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:

Section 1. that within available resources of the City of Marion, Ohio will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, ancestry, military status, sex, national origin, handicap or disability or familial status (families with children) to seek equity under federal and state laws by filing a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Section 2. that the City of Marion, Ohio shall distribute this Resolution and, through this distribution, shall cause owners of real estate, developers, and builders to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights, under the Federal Fair Housing Law, the Civil Rights Commission, and any local laws or ordinances. Publicity will, at a minimum, include but not limited to:

A. the publication of this resolution or other applicable fair housing information through local media and community contacts;
B. distribution of posters, flyers, and any other available means which will bring to the attention of those affect, the knowledge their respective responsibilities and rights concerning equal opportunity in housing.

Section 2. That this resolution shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.

 

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Approved: Dave Edwards
President of Council

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Mayor Scott Schertzer

 

ATTEST:


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Clerk of Council