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Fair Housing Month

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Every April, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and education that shine a light on housing discrimination and segregation, and a recommitment to expanding equal access to housing.

Breaking News: Build Back Better Goes to Senate

Thursday, November 18, 2021
The roughly $1.75 trillion bill spares real estate investment from the most-feared taxes and includes key NAR priorities like investments in affordable housing and down payment assistance.

NAR Forum Takes on Difficult Conversations Surrounding Race, Real Estate in America

Saturday, November 13, 2021
The National Association® of Realtors welcomed REALTORS® Eric Brown and Jerry Isham, along with a host of industry professionals and civil rights experts, for an open conversation on racism in real estate and potential actions that can be taken to address the significant, lingering issues.

Experts Discuss How Past and Future Real Estate Practices Drained Wealth from Black Americans

Saturday, November 13, 2021
The real estate industry has helped Americans of every background build wealth through homeownership. Yet, for much of the 20th century, many African Americans have been excluded from these opportunities to build intergenerational wealth.

Spotlight on Fair Housing at NAR’s Annual Conference

Monday, November 1, 2021
The National Association of REALTORS®’ fair housing team will present two sessions at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo that offer attendees the opportunity to explore the history of racial discrimination in real estate and to examine and overcome their own hidden biases.

Window to the Law: Criminal Background Checks and Fair Housing

Friday, October 29, 2021
Overly broad bans on renting to individuals with criminal records may lead to costly fair housing violations. Use these tips to review your criminal record screening policy to ensure it complies with the law and avoids disparate impact liability.

NAR President, Leaders Commemorate 10th Anniversary of MLK Memorial

Thursday, October 21, 2021
REALTORS® have a strong connection to – and responsibility for – Dr. King’s dream, as he brought the fight for fair housing to the forefront.

Virginia REALTORS® Launches Fairhaven Competition

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
When NAR first launched its interactive fair housing tool, Fairhaven, there was one state association in particular that immediately embraced the platform: Virginia REALTORS®

Window to the Law: Housing Vouchers and Fair Housing

Monday, September 13, 2021
Recent lawsuits alleging source of income discrimination for rejecting Section 8 tenants illustrate the importance of understanding and complying with state and local fair housing laws in addition to the federal Fair Housing Act. These best practices can help guide real estate professionals in this area.

Window to the Law: Best Practices for Buyer Love Letters

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Buyers competing in a hot real estate market might try to stand out from the crowd by sending a "love letter" to the seller. Real estate professionals can use these best practices to help both buyers and sellers avoid potential fair housing violations that love letters can trigger.