Fair Housing

Federal, State and Local Fair Housing Laws protect individuals from housing discrimination. It is unlawful to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics, which include, but are notlimited to race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,military status, sex, age, disability, marital status, lawful source of income or familial status.

New Fair Housing Regulations in NYS
Fair Housing regulations effective June 20, 2020 will have an impact on real estate related activities.

Window to the Law: NAR’s Fair Housing Action Plan

December, 30 2020

Common scenarios like providing a buyer with school information or taking a pocket listing can open up real estate professionals to potential discrimination issues. Find out how NAR is addressing these scenarios and more with its ACT! Initiative.

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Ensuring Fair Housing for All with NAR's Bryan Greene

December, 15 2020

Bryan Greene talks about the history of fair housing in the U.S. and the tools NAR is using to help their agents start making a change as we move forward to a more fair and equitable industry.

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Fair Housing Claim Alleges Racial Discrimination by Sellers

December, 11 2020

Learn how to respond when your client violates fair housing laws. 

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New Member "Must Watch" List

December, 11 2020

Window to the Law is a monthly video series focusing on a legal topics applicable to risk management and compliance for real estate professionals. Start with these five videos that cover some fundamentals when you’re just starting out.

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Create Advertisements with Fair Housing in Mind

November, 20 2020

REALTORS® advertise their services every day in a variety of mediums. Avoid violating the Fair Housing Act by incorporating these best practices into your advertisements.

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NAR’s Role – Past, Present and Future – in Fair Housing

November, 19 2020

A candid discussion with 2021 President, Charlie Oppler and Director of Fair Housing Policy, Bryan Greene.

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NAR President Charlie Oppler Apologizes for Past Policies that Contributed to Racial Inequality

November, 19 2020

Discussions also focused on current and future efforts by NAR to lead the industry's defense of fair housing.

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NAR Announces Innovative Simulation Training to Tackle Discrimination in Real Estate

November, 19 2020

NAR announced the release of a new interactive training platform designed to help combat discrimination in America’s real estate market – made available at no cost to real estate professionals throughout the country.

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