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 Comments on HUD’s Interim Final AFFH Rule

July, 16 2021

NAR submitted a comment on HUD’s interim final rule, Restoring Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Definitions and Certifications.

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The Housing Shortage Is a Problem for Racial Equity

July, 13 2021

The legacy of racism in America makes it even harder for Blacks and other minority home buyers. Read Bryan Greene’s new column for Barron’s.

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Webinar: Housing Is Critical Infrastructure

June, 23 2021

On July 15, 2021 NAR hosted a presentation of the Housing Is Critical Infrastructure report produced by the Rosen Consulting Group (recording available soon).

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Humanizing the Housing Message

June, 17 2021

Anne Segrest McCulloch, President and CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust, discusses the need for affordable housing and declining incomes.

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Once-In-A-Generation Response Needed to Address Housing Supply Crisis

June, 15 2021

Decades of underinvestment and underbuilding have created a shortage of housing in America that is more dire than previously expected and will require a concerted, long-term nationwide commitment to overcome.

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Housing Is Critical Infrastructure

June, 14 2021

Get the highlights, policy considerations, and download the Housing Is Critical Infrastructure: Social and Economic Benefits of Building More Housing full report authored by the Rosen Consulting Group.

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President's FY 2022 Budget and Tax Proposals

June, 3 2021

The Biden Administration has released the FY 2022 Budget of the United States Government. Check out the budget items of note to the real estate industry.

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The Timeline of Housing Rights in America is a Tale of Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

June, 2 2021

Housing is a necessity. America’s history of trying to ensure equal housing rights has met with mixed results.

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