N E W S R E L E A S E
June 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A. Vaughn Poller, Administrator, Office of Housing and Community Development
James City County Housing Office marks Fair Housing Month with art contest
Pictured L to R: Makayla Sturdivant and Sarah Stephens
To mark the anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act and Fair Housing Month, James City County’s Office of Housing and Community Development and the Parks and Recreation Division held a contest for children in the after-school program. The artists were asked to create a picture of their dream home.
Sarah Stephens (first place), Jasmine Price (second place) and Makayla Sturdivant (third place) were recognized at the May 13 Board of Supervisors meeting.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development marks the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act in April. This landmark law, intended to supplement the Civil Rights Act, was signed April 11, 1968 shortly after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and family status to all its citizens.