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.

HUD Secretary Fudge to Join NAR, The Memorial Foundation for Fair Housing Conversation

April, 14 2021

The conversation will focus on the history and intersection of civil rights, real estate business, and public policy that has led to the current state of housing infrastructure in the U.S.

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Biden Administration FY 2022 Summary Budget

April, 13 2021

On April 9, 2022, the Biden Administration released its summary request for fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary funding. Check out the provisions affecting the real estate industry.

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NAR Policy Forum Series: Tipping the Scale

April, 9 2021

On April 8, 2021, NAR hosted a virtual event to discuss the Tipping the SCALE research, which reviews three major types of alternative data that could be used to evaluate a consumer’s creditworthiness: credit proxies, banking data, and, non-financial personal data. Award-winning real estate journalist Michele Lerner lead a Q&A on research by authors Vanessa G. Perry and Ann B. Schnare.

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Study Highlights How Credit Scoring Impacts Fair Lending, Minority Homeownership Rates

April, 8 2021

NAR will use new research to shape policy positions in effort to boost minority homeownership.

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2020 NAR Advocacy Success

April, 6 2021

NAR’s federal advocacy team worked tirelessly in 2020 to protect the real estate sector during the pandemic and make progress on many other priorities. Although not an exhaustive list, check out the 20 victories that REALTORS® can be proud of.

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Fair Housing Month Events

April, 1 2021

During the month of April, NAR will be hosting and sponsoring the following events to commemorate Fair Housing Month:

  • Tipping the SCALE: How Alternative Data Promote or Impede Fair Lending Goals
    April 8, 1pm – 2pm Eastern

  • The Past, Present, and Future of Fair Housing
    April 15, 2pm Eastern

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Tipping the SCALE: Will Alternative Data in Credit Scoring Promote or Impede Fair Lending Goals?

March, 30 2021

New research commissioned by NAR reviews three major types of alternative data that could be used to evaluate a consumer’s creditworthiness: credit proxies, banking data, and, non-financial personal data. Award-winning real estate journalist Michele Lerner leads a Q&A on research by authors Vanessa G. Perry and Ann B. Schnare. 

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Window to the Law: Creating a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

March, 26 2021

Implementing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program not only makes good business sense, it can also further compliance with existing laws and promote a culture that welcomes everyone. This video provides tips and ideas to craft a DEI policy that reflects your organization’s commitment to these ideals.

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