Knowledge of fair housing laws is critical for REALTORS®. This field guide provides resources, links, case law and more on this important topic. Also included are fair housing REALTOR® resources and our latest Fair Housing Poster. (D. Foligno, Project Specialist)
Fair Housing Resources for REALTORS®
How to Talk About Fair Housing and Diverse Homeownership, (National Association of REALTORS®)
Fair Housing Focus, (National Association of REALTORS® Community & Political Affairs, 2012).
REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration, (National Association of REALTORS®).
NAR Fair Housing Resources, (National Association of REALTORS®).
Equal Housing Opportunity Logo, (National Association of REALTORS®).
Trying Too Hard to Help: Fair Housing and Unintentional Discrimination, (REALTOR® TV video, 2011).
What Everyone Should Know About Equal Opportunity in Housing (Item 166-799)
NAR Fair Housing Video (Item 166-150D)
NAR "At Home With Diversity" Course, (National Association of REALTORS®).
39 Steps Toward Fair Housing, (HUD brochure).
Equal Housing Opportunity Poster, (HUD).
HUD Fair Housing Brochures [in several languages], (HUD).
Fair Housing News
IDX and the Fair Housing Act, (National Association of REALTORS®, Mar. 2013).
NAR Legal Podcast: Fair Housing Act and IDX, (NAR General Counsel Laurie Janik addresses a subscriber's potential liability under the Fair Housing Act for using Internet Data Exchange (IDX) content on his or her website. NOTE: login required), (National Association of REALTORS®, Mar. 2013).
A new tool for enforcing fair-housing rules, (Chicago Tribune, Feb. 22, 2013).
Feds question fair housing in Rye Brook, (lohud.com, Feb. 12, 2013).
Disparate Impact and Fair Housing: Seven Cases You Should Know, (ProPublica.org, Feb. 12, 2013).
HUD issues rule formalizing standard on discriminatory effects in housing, (HUD.gov, Feb. 8, 2013).
Fair Housing – How to deal with discrimination, (U.S. Dept. of Health Office of Refugee Resettlement, Sept. 27, 2012).
Failure to support Fair Housing Act leads to subsidized segregation: Locked out, (The Oregonian, June 2, 2012).
NAREB and HUD partner to fight housing discrimination, (NationalMortgageProfessional.com, Sept. 22, 2011)
Kerry, Nadler propose fair housing bill for LGBTs, (Advocate.com, Sept. 22, 2011)
HUD ramps up grants to fair housing groups, (Inman News, Mar. 2, 2011).
Hate crime murder found to violate fair housing law, (New America Media, Feb. 25, 2011).
NAR bars sexual orientation discrimination, (REALTOR® Magazine online, Nov. 9, 2010).
Links & Websites
Fair Housing in a Changing Nation, (National Fair Housing Alliance, Apr. 30, 2012).
Fair Housing Enforcement,(U.S. Department of Justice).
eBooks & Other Resources
The following ebooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Housing segregation in suburban America since 1960, Adobe eReader
The Color of Wealth, (Adobe eReader; Kindle)
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