Sedona, AZ Fair Housing
Status: Adopted on 12/14/04
Source File: http://www.sedonaaz.gov/documents/view.aspx?PK=3890
RESOLUTION NO. 2004-21
A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEDONA, ARIZONA, ADOPTING A FAIR HOUSING POLICY, AND MAKING KNOWN ITS COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLE OF FAIR HOUSING
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended requires that all applicants for Community Development Block Grant funds certify that they shall affirmatively further fair housing; and
The Civil Rights Act of 1968 (commonly known as the Federal Fair Housing Act) and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 declare a national policy to prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing and financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; and
Fairness is the foundation of the American system and reflects traditional American values; and
Discriminatory housing practices undermine the strength and vitality of America and its people;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEDONA, ARIZONA hereby wish all persons living, working, doing business in or traveling through this City to know that:
1. Discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing and financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin is prohibited by Title VIII of the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988; and that it is the policy of the City of Sedona to implement programs, within the constraints of its resources, to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
2. Within available resources, the City of Sedona will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against in housing issues on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap familial status or national origin to seek equity under existing federal and state laws to file a compliant with the Arizona Attorney General's Office or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
3. The City of Sedona shall publicize this Resolution and thereby encourage owners of rental properties, developers, builders and others involved with housing to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and any applicable state or local laws or ordinances.
4. That the City of Sedona shall undertake actions necessary to additionally "affirmatively further fair housing."