The month of April is “Fair Housing Month” and this week is “National Community Development” week in Coushatta. The city council made those proclamations earlier this month.
The Fair Housing proclamation comes on the 49th anniversary of the national Fair Housing Law, part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The proclamation said, “the month of April is an occasion for all Americans-individually and collectively-to rededicate themselves to the principle of freedom from housing discrimination whenever it exists.
The Community Development week proclamation states, “In this community and communities throughout the nation, thirty-five years of Community Development Block Grant Program funding has developed a strong relationship between this local government and its residents, principally those of low-to-moderate income.”
The resolution said in part “this community…hereby petitions the U.S. Congress and Administration to recognize the outstanding work being done locally by the…program, and of its vital importance to the community.” The resolution asked that full funding be provided to the Community Development Bock Grant Program.