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City of Athens, TN
Monday March 28th, 2011 :: 03:28 p.m. EDT

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The month of April has been designated Fair Housing Month in the City of Athens by City Council

THE CITY OF ATHENS
PRESS RELEASE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

RELEASE DATE: IMMEDIATELY

APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH IN THE CITY OF ATHENS.

The strength of our nation, and all of its cities and states, flows from the promise of individual equality and freedom of choice. This is the 43rd anniversary of the enactment of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Federal Fair Housing Law. During the month of April, is an occasion for Americans -- individual and collectively -- to rededicate themselves to the principal of freedom of choice and to participate in efforts to eliminate vestiges of housing discrimination wherever they exist. This law guarantees for each citizen that critical, personal element of freedom of choice and the selection of the home. The City of Athens passed Ordinance No. 577 on June 5, 1979, adopting the Fair Housing Law into its Municipal Code; and the City of Athens fully endorses the concept behind the Fair Housing Law and pledges to enforce the provisions of its Municipal Code dealing with the implementation of fair housing laws. This year the Athens City Council renewed this support by declaring April as Fair Housing Month in the City of Athens.

If anyone has questions or concerns, please contact Anthony Casteel at 423-744-2750 or via email at acasteel@cityofathenstn.com.

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City of Athens, TN
815 N Jackson St
Athens, TN 37303

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Community Development
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423-744-2753

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