Council Recognizes the Need for Fair Housing

Citrus Heights, CA  |  Story and photo by Shaunna Boyd
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John Foley (left) of Sacramento Self Help Housing accepts a proclamation affirming the City’s support of Fair Housing Month. Mayor Jeannie Bruins (right) recognized the organization’s important role in protecting tenant rights.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - The Citrus Heights City Council recently issued a proclamation affirming the City’s commitment to ensuring equal access to housing for every member of the community. Mayor Jeannie Bruins said that the City of Citrus Heights is dedicated to continuing to fight for fair housing choices: “Every American, in choosing where they want to live, has the right to live in dignity and safety without fear of discrimination.”

Mayor Bruins presented the proclamation to John Foley of Sacramento Self Help Housing, which helps people find and maintain affordable housing. They focus on assisting people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Sacramento Self Help Housing also manages a Renters Helpline, educating tenants about their rights and offering free legal assistance in the case of discrimination.