On June 17, 1968, the United States Supreme Court in the case of Jones v. Meyer held that the law prohibits all racial discrimination, private as well as public, in the sale or rental of property.
During that same year Congress passed the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which established a national policy of providing fair housing throughout the United States. Federal statutes now prohibit discrimination in the sale or rental of property based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
The State of Missouri and the City of Licking reminds all citizens that Fair Housing is the law of the land and the most basic rights of all citizens.
Approved by the Governing Body of the City of Licking, State of Missouri, this 13th day of May 2014.
Linda Miller, Mayor
Renee Keaton City Clerk