City Council recognizes Fair Housing Month and board & commission volunteers

Jeremy Mills
jeremy.mills@charlottenc.gov
4/9/2018

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Contact: Jeremy Mills, Charlotte Communications & Marketing
704-302-5431
jeremy.mills@charlottenc.gov  

City Council recognizes Fair Housing Month and board & commission volunteers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 9, 2018) – Charlotte City leaders took several actions at Monday's council business meeting and also announced that the Queen City is a finalist for a prestigious national award.

National Volunteer Week Proclamation

The City Council proclaimed April as National Volunteer Week and celebrated the announcement by honoring all members of the city's 30 boards and commissions.

You can learn more about volunteering for Charlotte advisory boards here.

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act into law. To pay tribute to the landmark legislation, the Charlotte City Council proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month.

The Charlotte City Council remains committed toward increasing the number of diverse price-point housing, while building safe, livable neighborhoods where all community members can thrive.

And in the spirit of the Fair Housing Act, Charlotte is dedicated to promoting freedom from discrimination in housing, which is an essential component of everyday health and wellbeing.

2018 All-America City Award

City Manager Marcus Jones announced that Charlotte has been named a finalist for the 2018 All-America City Award, presented by the National Civic League.

Charlotte is one of 20 cities still being considered. The selection process is based on a demonstrated commitment toward promoting equity through civic engagement.

Charlotte's application highlighted the city's work on:

  • Project P.I.E.C.E Workforce Development Collaboration
  • Level UP Youth Program (formerly YMCA Summer of Opportunity)
  • North End Smart District/North End infrastructure

This is the fifth time Charlotte has been a finalist for All-America City. Charlotte previously won the award in 1968 and 1990.

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