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: Housing Vouchers and Fair Housing

September, 13 2021

Recent lawsuits alleging source of income discrimination for rejecting Section 8 tenants illustrate the importance of understanding and complying with state and local fair housing laws in addition to the federal Fair Housing Act. These best practices can help guide real estate professionals in this area.

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Window to the Law: Best Practices for Buyer Love Letters

August, 10 2021

Buyers competing in a hot real estate market might try to stand out from the crowd by sending a "love letter" to the seller. Real estate professionals can use these best practices to help both buyers and sellers avoid potential fair housing violations that love letters can trigger.

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How Brokers Can Prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

August, 9 2021

Dave and Anne Jones are building a brokerage that champions diverse voices and aims for increased homeownership rates among underrepresented populations.

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4 Ways Brokers Can Become Fair Housing Leaders

July, 30 2021

For brokers who wish to go beyond compliance and embrace advocacy, a host of new fair housing groups, experiences, and courses are available.

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Being the Change in Downtown Durham

July, 26 2021

Courtney James of Urban Durham build her business and invests in the community of downtown Durham by working with first-time homebuyers of color.

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Being the Change in Old Town Tacoma

July, 26 2021

See how Anne and Dave Jones of Windemere Abode leverage their distinct life experiences to expand homeownership, and their business, in Old Town Tacoma.

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Being the Change in Tacoma

July, 26 2021

Margeurite Martin uses her platform as a real estate blogger, podcaster, and referral agent to engage with issues of equity and fair housing.

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NAR Comments on HUD’s Interim Final AFFH Rule

July, 16 2021

NAR submitted a comment on HUD’s interim final rule, Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions and Certifications.

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