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.

Repairers of the Breach

March, 4 2021

America's history of racist housing policies inflicted staggering losses on Black Americans. Today, REALTORS® are playing a vital role in community efforts to acknowledge and repair the harm.

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March/April 2021: Equity Is the Future

March, 4 2021

America's history of discriminatory housing policy led to staggering losses for Black Americans. 

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NAR Applauds House Vote to Secure Housing Rights for LGBTQ Americans

February, 25 2021

The legislation would ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are included as prohibited bases for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

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New REALTOR® Campaign Emphasizes Why "Fairness Is Worth Fighting For"

February, 24 2021

NAR continues to work to rectify mistakes of the 20th century and believes that fair housing protections are vital to advancing our progress toward thriving and inclusive U.S. communities.

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NAR and the Past, Present and Future of Fair Housing

February, 24 2021

Today, NAR strongly supports the Fair Housing Act and has worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and private partners to promote equal access to homeownership.

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NAR Supports HUD Secretary Designee

February, 5 2021

NAR submitted a letter to the Senate Banking Committee supporting the nomination of Representative Marcia Fudge to be the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Biden's Actions on Fair Housing

January, 29 2021

President Biden recently issued several actions related to ending discrimination and promoting fair housing and equal opportunity for all Americans.

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Fair Housing Challenge: Stand Up for Racial Equity

January, 28 2021

NAR asks that appointed and elected leaders in the association join the challenge to do the same by completing Fairhaven Fair Housing Simulation and Implicit Bias Training.

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