|To the Editor: Fair Housing Center supports proposed Bowling Green ordinance|
|Written by Katherine Lawson Broka|
|Thursday, 13 August 2009 08:13|
I would like to applaud the city of Bowling Green for taking proactive steps to eliminate discriminatory practices with their proposed ordinance #7905.
Since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, great strides have been made to end discrimination in the area of housing. Most people do not realize that every person is covered by at least one of the seven protected classes covered by the act (race, religion, national origin, color, sex, familial status and disability). By proposing an ordinance that broadens the protections covered by the federal act to include other groups who face specific forms of discrimination, Bowling Green is moving toward a housing policy that is both fair and equitable. The Fair Housing Center is in full support of this ordinance and applauds the city of Bowling Green for its forward thinking and inclusive attitude.
To learn more about your housing rights, contact the Fair Housing Center at (419) 243-6163 or visit www.toledofhc.org.
Katherine Lawson Broka
President & CEO
Fair Housing Center
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