LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - To commemorate the 48th anniversary of the signing of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee has proclaimed the month of April as Fair Housing Month.
"We have some areas in Laurel that are definitely in need of housing and housing rehabilitation," Magee said. "We want to do everything we can to help with that problem, because it is a problem here in the city of Laurel."
The proclamation advances the city's effort to guarantee fair housing for all Laurel residents. Mayor Magee read and signed the proclamation at Tuesday's city council meeting
"There are older people that own older homes that they can't afford to fix," Magee said. "Anything we can do to try to alleviate that, we're all on board," Magee said.