National Fair Housing Month celebrates the passage of the Fair Housing Act in April, 1968, a national law that prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, and gender. The Act was later amended to include protections for people with disabilities and families with children.
At their meeting on April 5, 2021, the Mill Valley City Council will present a Proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing Month in the City of Mill Valley.
Fair Housing Month reminds us that the principle of fair housing is not only state and national law, but a fundamental human concept and entitlement for all people. As a community, we welcome all good neighbors, recognizing the contributions and richness tendered by a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds, colors, ethnicities or religious traditions.
We invite Mill Valley community members to join us in celebrating Fair Housing Month by promoting and encouraging the fair housing concepts in your neighborhoods, schools and communities.