APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH
A Fillmore County fair housing coloring event was sponsored the Fillmore County Development Corporation, Fillmore County, the City of Geneva, and the Village of Fairmont as April is the “National Fair Housing” month. The above entities were recipients of Nebraska Affordable Housing Funds.
The event commemorates the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the fight to provide equal access to housing for all. Its goal is to raise public awareness about the injustice of housing discrimination and to inform people of their rights under fair housing law.
Students in grades K-6 across Fillmore County were invited to participate in the Coloring Event. Students chose page from the “Franklin’s Fair Housing Coloring Book”, used their creative and artistic ability to color a page. That artwork was displayed at the Fillmore County Courthouse, the Geneva City office and library and the Fairmont Municipal office.
Franklin the fox is the mascot of Fair Housing month. He reminds people that everyone is equal and anyone can live in a house or neighborhood no matter what their race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability or family status.