The Carthage City Commission unanimously voted at their Monday meeting to declare April as Fair Housing Month within the City of Carthage.

The proclamation celebrates the Civil Rights Act of 1968, saying "the principle of fair housing is not only national law and national policy, but fundamental human concept and entitlement for all Americans."

The proclamation says Fair Housing Month is an "opportunity for all Americans to recognize that complete success and the goal of equal housing opportunity can only be accomplished with the help and cooperation of all Americans."