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.

‘3by30’ Housing Goal: Making Progress But Still More Work to Do

June, 20 2024

The housing initiative celebrates its third anniversary and recommits to raising Black homeownership levels to rates never seen before—all by 2030.

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Fair Housing Groups Sue Florida Over Property Ownership Restrictions

May, 6 2024

The watchdog organizations are fighting a wave of state efforts to block property ownership by certain foreign buyers.

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What Has NAR Advocacy Done for Me Lately? Part 1

May, 2 2024

How is NAR advocacy working for members? In part one of a two-part conversation, the hosts discuss NAR’s legislative successes and ongoing policy fights.

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Advocacy Scoop Podcast

May, 1 2024

The Advocacy Scoop is the only podcast that takes you inside the advocacy work of the National Association of REALTORS®.

Advocacy Scoop Podcast

Independent Contractor Status, Flood Insurance, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (GSEs), Electronic Signatures & Authorizations, Zoning, Fair Housing, Rental Housing Issues, Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchange, Tax Reform
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Thursday, May 1, 2025
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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
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Advocacy Scoop Podcast

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NAR Welcomes the FHFA's Fair Lending Final Rule and Equitable Housing Finance Plans

April, 30 2024

The FHFA's work promotes more fairness and greater soundness in the housing finance system and, ultimately, more homeownership opportunities for more Americans.

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The Safety Series: ‘Is This a Safe Neighborhood?’ Don’t Answer That

April, 19 2024

Giving your opinion on the safety of certain areas can lead to fair housing violations. Listen as two pros try to answer the question the right way.

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The Safety Series: ‘Is This a Safe Neighborhood?’ Don’t Answer That

April, 12 2024

Giving your opinion on the safety of certain areas can lead to fair housing violations. Listen as two pros try to answer the question the right way.

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Lobbying for Language Accessibility

April, 5 2024

Massachusetts real estate forms are now available in multiple languages, thanks to Paul Yorkis.

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