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.

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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Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation

November, 17 2020

Check out Fairhaven.realtor — an innovative online simulation training, where agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.

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Outsmarting Racism in 'The Banker'

November, 5 2020

The film, based on a 55-year-old story about racial discrimination in housing and lending, continues to have resonance.

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Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation

November, 5 2020

On November 18, 2020, NAR will be launching fairhaven.realtor — an innovative online simulation training, where agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.

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Is the Status Quo Really a Problem?

October, 23 2020

Hear Matt Difanis share his thoughts about whether the status quo is even a problem with respect to housing discrimination and racial equity issues. **This video includes uncensored examples of hate speech. Viewer discretion advised!**

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