Legislation # 07-0182 Enactment Number none
Type Ceremonial Item Effective Date none
Introduction Date 3/28/2007
Title Proclamation Proclaiming Support for Housing America 2007 Campaign.
Legislation History 07-0182
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
3/28/2007 Presented by Councilwoman Leary to Edith Peters, Director of Housing for the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
3/20/2007 Received By Clerk's Office
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Legislation Text 07-0182


City of Hampton, Virginia

Ceremonial Item

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669



File Number: 07-0182


Enactment Number: -


Proclamation Proclaiming Support for Housing America 2007 Campaign




WHEREAS, for more than 70 years, it has been the policy of this nation, under the U.S. Housing Act, to promote the general welfare of the nation by employing its funds and credit to assist the several states and their political subdivisions to remedy the unsafe and unsanitary housing conditions and the acute shortage of decent, safe and sanitary dwellings for families of lower income; and


WHEREAS, according to the State of the Nations Housing report, 15.6 million households now pay more than half of their income for housing; and


WHEREAS, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials is committed to re-establish this objective as a national priority; and


WHEREAS, providing safe, decent and affordable housing is pivotal in our society, and beyond providing basic shelter, it positively impacts the economy and improves the quality of our environment; and


WHEREAS, the public and private sectors have learned much about the cost-effective provision of affordable housing; however, unmet housing needs in our communities persist; and


WHEREAS, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Housing Assistance Council; Local Initiatives Support Corporation; Mortgage Bankers Association; National Association of Counties; National Association of Home Builders; National Association of Realtors; National Council of State Housing Agencies; National Housing Conference; National League of Cities, National Low-Income Housing Coalition; and U.S. Conference of Mayors are united in an effort to raise public awareness of the importance of affordable housing and community development programs and resources; and


WHEREAS, during the period March 25 - April 9, 2007, the aforementioned groups will launch Housing America 2007, a national campaign to educate and inform the public and decision makers of the need to address the nations housing and community development concerns;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor, on behalf of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia acknowledge that over a period of many years, we have endeavored to address affordable housing and community development needs and have been successful in doing so using a combination of local, state and federal resources, and I hereby endorse the




and ask all citizens to join in the national effort to raise awareness of the importance of affordable housing and community development in our City.