[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 1-14-1988 (Ch. III, § 2, 3-02-04, of the 1991 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing, financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin is prohibited by Title VIII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act (Federal Housing Law). It is the policy of the Town of Glocester to implement programs to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race color, religion, sex or national origin. Therefore, the Town of Glocester does hereby pass the following resolution.
Within available resources, the Town of Glocester will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin to seek equity under federal and state laws by filing a complaint with the Rhode Island Civil Rights Commission or the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Town of Glocester shall publish this resolution and through this publicity shall cause owners of real estate, developers and builders to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under the Federal Fair Housing Law and any applicable state or local laws or ordinances.
Said program will at a minimum include, but not be limited to:
The printing and publishing of this policy and other applicable fair housing information through local media and community contracts;
Distribution of posters, flyers and any other means which will bring to the attention of those affected the knowledge of their respective responsibilities and rights concerning equal opportunity in housing.