National Fair Housing Month, 2018, 14559-14560 [2018-07025]

Download as PDF 14559 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 65 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9716 of March 30, 2018 The President National Fair Housing Month, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During April, America reaffirms its commitment to ending housing discrimination by celebrating National Fair Housing Month. This year, we mark a particularly important milestone in this effort. Fifty years ago this April 11—just 7 days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.— President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law. The Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, or national origin, is Title VIII of that law. Over the last 50 years, our Nation has made great strides toward ensuring Americans have access to fair and affordable housing free from discrimination. In addition to enforcement of the prohibitions in the original Fair Housing Act, the Congress has twice amended the law to expand and enhance its protections. In 1974, the Congress acted to prohibit housing discrimination based on sex, and in 1988, the Congress extended the law’s protections to persons living with disabilities and to families with children. These actions have helped create a more fair and just market for housing throughout our Nation. My Administration has continued to fight for the American people and for equal access to opportunity in America. That is why we are exploring and developing evidence-based reforms to enhance the development of affordable housing options, free from discrimination, that can alleviate poverty and promote opportunity. My Administration intends to deliver on the promise outlined by the Fair Housing Act, by ending prejudice and unlawful discriminatory practices in the sale, lease, and financing of housing, expanding the availability of affordable housing, promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities, encouraging economic mobility, and creating more vibrant communities. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, and in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, do hereby proclaim April 2018 as National Fair Housing Month. I urge all Americans to learn more about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act and reaffirm their commitment to making homeownership within reach, no matter one’s background. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 14560 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–07025 Filed 4–3–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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Vol. 83

Wednesday,

No. 65

April 4, 2018

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9716--National Fair Housing Month, 2018



Proclamation 9717--National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention 
Month, 2018



Proclamation 9718--Second Chance Month, 2018


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9716 of March 30, 2018

                
National Fair Housing Month, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During April, America reaffirms its commitment to 
                ending housing discrimination by celebrating National 
                Fair Housing Month. This year, we mark a particularly 
                important milestone in this effort. Fifty years ago 
                this April 11--just 7 days after the assassination of 
                Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.--President Lyndon Johnson 
                signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law. The Fair 
                Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the 
                sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, 
                color, religion, or national origin, is Title VIII of 
                that law.

                Over the last 50 years, our Nation has made great 
                strides toward ensuring Americans have access to fair 
                and affordable housing free from discrimination. In 
                addition to enforcement of the prohibitions in the 
                original Fair Housing Act, the Congress has twice 
                amended the law to expand and enhance its protections. 
                In 1974, the Congress acted to prohibit housing 
                discrimination based on sex, and in 1988, the Congress 
                extended the law's protections to persons living with 
                disabilities and to families with children. These 
                actions have helped create a more fair and just market 
                for housing throughout our Nation.

                My Administration has continued to fight for the 
                American people and for equal access to opportunity in 
                America. That is why we are exploring and developing 
                evidence-based reforms to enhance the development of 
                affordable housing options, free from discrimination, 
                that can alleviate poverty and promote opportunity. My 
                Administration intends to deliver on the promise 
                outlined by the Fair Housing Act, by ending prejudice 
                and unlawful discriminatory practices in the sale, 
                lease, and financing of housing, expanding the 
                availability of affordable housing, promoting 
                sustainable homeownership opportunities, encouraging 
                economic mobility, and creating more vibrant 
                communities.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, and in recognition of the 50th 
                anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, do hereby proclaim 
                April 2018 as National Fair Housing Month. I urge all 
                Americans to learn more about their rights and 
                responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act and 
                reaffirm their commitment to making homeownership 
                within reach, no matter one's background.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2018-07025
Filed 4-3-18; 11:15 am]
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