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.

Fair Housing Champion Stresses ‘Freedom’ in Homeownership

September, 21 2023

Rafael Perez highlighted the impact of owning a home on the ability to build generational wealth in a discussion with members of Congress about financial security in the Latino community.

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Studies: More Buyers of Color Forced to Wait Out Market

September, 14 2023

Two new NAR reports reveal the difficulties home buyers are facing across racial and ethnic lines and what can help them on their real estate journey.

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Window to the Law: Working with Non-English Speaking Clients

September, 12 2023

Multilingual and non-English speaking consumers represent a large and growing segment of the real estate market. Knowing how to serve these consumers is not only a good business strategy, it helps real estate professionals stay compliant with fair housing laws.

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Report Housing Discrimination

August, 23 2023

If you believe your rights may have been violated, we encourage you to report housing discrimination to the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Solutions for the Housing Crisis

July, 28 2023

With the help of NAR resources, REALTOR® associations across the U.S. are rallying support to keep housing affordable and available for all.

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Affordable or Attainable?

July, 27 2023

When it comes to housing, words matter. Although “affordable housing” is a commonly used term, an alternative "attainable" can also cause confusion.

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Wealth Builders

July, 6 2023

Some developers of color are whittling away at the racial homeownership gap, but change is needed in the way projects are awarded and incentivized.

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Bold Action Needed

July, 6 2023

REALTORS® are tackling supply and affordability challenges to bring down barriers for would-be home buyers.

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