A ban on the display of American Flags at a Wrentham housing complex was a "mistake," state officials say.
Earlier this week, the Wrentham Housing Authority sent a notice to tenants at the Garden Lane Complex stating that displaying the American Flag in public areas was no longer permitted after a resident had complained.
In a statement of Fox 25 News Thursday morning, Jason Lefferts, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development said, "We were not aware of this decision when it was made, and it was a mistake that is being corrected immediately. Department of Housing and Community Development policy for local housing authorities includes not allowing displays of private materials in public areas. This does not extend to respectful and safe displays of the American flag."
Residents will now be permitted to display the American Flag on the outside of their homes.