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.

NAR Appraisal Summit: Fair Housing Issues in Real Estate Appraisal

July, 30 2020

Register for the Aug. 5 virtual Appraisal Summit, and join NAR’s panelists who will delve deeply into the subject of wealth gap between white households and black households and present solutions that maintain a fair and equitable system for valuing real estate.

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NAR Disappointed in Administration's Final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

July, 23 2020

The National Association of Realtors® is disappointed that HUD has taken this step, which significantly weakens the federal government’s commitment to the goals of the Fair Housing Act.

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NAR Stresses Commitment to Racial Equity in Federal COVID-19 Relief Measures

July, 23 2020

NAR contends that the racial wealth gap is primarily a housing wealth gap, with lower homeownership rates leaving an impact on minority communities that can last generations.

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Free Fair Housing Digital Downloads Available for Members from the REALTOR® Store

July, 17 2020

Inform associates, clients & customers about the value & requirements of fair housing with these free resources, from Right Tools, Right Now.

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NAR Calls on Housing & Urban Development to Withdraw Disparate Impact Rule

July, 13 2020

NAR cites broad national consensus to advance efforts to eradicate racial discrimination while arguing HUD’s revisions place too heavy a burden on the ability of parties to bring legitimate initial disparate impact claims.

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Fair Housing Assets

July, 10 2020

As a champion for Fair Housing, help amplify this message by leveraging these materials.

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Steer Clear of "Steering"

July, 10 2020

A recent investigation revealed that "steering" continues to be pervasive despite being illegal under the Fair Housing Act. Check out NAR’s guidance and learn how to avoid the prohibited practice here.

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NAR Comment Letter to HUD Re Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Proposed Rule

July, 7 2020

NAR maintains that the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing requirement in the Fair Housing Act is critically important to achieving a housing market free from discrimination, increasing access to homeownership, and ending segregated living patterns.

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