Fair Housing Makes US Stronger: Commemorating 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Act

​​​​​During the commemoration, REALTORS® across the country, local and state associations, and brokerages increased member and public awareness of fair housing. Numerous videos, articles in local media, and fair housing training classes were held across the country. 2018 was a year when REALTORS® showed that Fair Housing Makes U.S. Stronger.

Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity.

Watch the videos below to learn about the law, how it makes our industry and country stronger, and the work that is still to be done. We ask all members of the REALTOR® family to stand together with us in our commitment to fair housing for all.

Fair Housing Focus: On Front Lines of Change

REALTORS® talk about being on the front lines of the fight for fair housing in this Fair Housing Focus video.

The Future of Fair Housing

An Overview of the Fair Housing Act

See a full transcript of this video here.

50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

In 2018 the National Association of REALTORS® joined together with our partners and allies in a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The commemoration focused on: 

  • Acknowledging the organization’s past role in the fight for fair housing;
  • Understanding how we as a nation are constantly improving our commitment to fair housing; and
  • Embracing REALTORS®’ role at the forefront of advancing fair housing, leading efforts to address community fair housing issues.