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.

For Demonstration

February, 2 2023

Learn how the Miami REALTORS® converted two shipping containers into an affordable housing unit, identifying barriers to construction & affordability.

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Meta Implements New Housing Ads Platform After DOJ Fair Housing Settlement

January, 31 2023

Meta unveiled its new housing ad platform to address algorithmic discrimination (referred to as a “Variance Reduction System” or “VRS”). All housing advertisements on Facebook will now go through the VRS, which will be expanded later this year to include credit and employment ads.

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How to Handle Client Questions About Schools and Neighborhoods

January, 4 2023

Clients often ask questions about neighborhoods and schools when shopping for a home. Brokers and agents should take care when answering to avoid fair housing violations. 

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Meta (Facebook) Settles Fair Housing Violation Allegations

December, 28 2022

Meta Platforms, Inc. (Facebook) settles claims of algorithmic fair housing violations, requiring modifications to ad delivery services, civil penalty & more.

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Omnibus Passes With Real Estate Provisions

December, 23 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY 2023 Omnibus spending package, narrowly avoiding a shutdown and funding the federal government through September 30, 2023.

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Realtors®’ CEO Meets with White House Officials to Discuss Housing Supply, Affordability

November, 21 2022

NAR continues to stress that government must invest in boosting our nation’s housing supply if we are to make housing affordable in the long run.

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4 Actions You Can Take to Help Close the Racial Ownership Gap

November, 16 2022

As a community leader, you have a critical role in keeping certain groups from being locked out of the real estate market.

From 2022 NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience, Nov. 11-13, Orlando, Fla.

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Richard Rothstein, Author of the Color of Law, Sits Down With Nar's Bryan Greene To Discuss Equity in Housing

November, 8 2022

Richard Rothstein, best-selling author and Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, was joined by Bryan Greene, Vice President of Policy Advocacy for the National Association of Realtors®, to discuss the past, present and future of equity in housing.

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