Like to learn about the world from podcasts? We’ve got you covered. From This American Life to The Bowery Boys, NAR presents podcasts that will educate you on Fair Housing.

Why Take Fair Housing Training If You Know the Law? | Drive With NAR (REALTOR® Magazine, Apr. 1, 2024)

Many real estate professionals may think all they need to know about fair housing is what the law requires of them. “It’s more than just the law,” says Sabrina Brown, an instructor of NAR’s “Bias Override” course. “It’s how you treat people. It’s how you practice your business on a daily basis.” To truly evaluate whether you’re representing your entire community—start by examining your client base—you need to go deeper in your self-reflection. Host Marki Lemons Ryahl and two fair housing experts discuss how to use NAR’s new fair housing training requirement, which takes effect in 2025, as an opportunity to challenge yourself and your business practices for the better.

Help Clients Get an Objective View of Local Schools | Drive With NAR (REALTOR® Magazine, Apr. 3, 2023)

You can’t offer an opinion about school quality, but you can point customers toward data, resources and the right people to talk to about concerns. Hear how your fellow colleagues are providing service without violating fair housing laws.

Reckoning with America’s Racial Residential Segregation | At Liberty (American Civil Liberties Union, Mar. 2, 2023)

“The Fair Housing Act of 1968 aimed to address this history and outlaw discrimination, but vague guidelines and weak enforcement mechanisms have left a lot unaddressed. In January, the Biden administration reinstated the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, which adds federal heft to the Fair Housing Act and mandates that localities submit plans for actively addressing segregation and proposes that cities and states that fail to meaningfully work towards their stated goal could face loss of funding.”

Fair Housing: Who's Being Left Out of the Conversation? | Drive with NAR (REALTOR® Magazine, Apr. 1, 2022)

“Three REALTORS® who identify with underrepresented minorities—Lorraine Arora, ABR, GRI, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Alexandria, Va.; Stephen Beard of Keller Williams Advisors in Oakland, Calif.; and Tim Hur, CRS, SRS, of Point Honors and Associates, REALTORS®, in Duluth, Ga.—share their experiences encountering discrimination in real estate. They offer first-hand advice on how to spot biases and avoid fair housing violations.”

Charting the Long March to Equality, Justice, and Joy | NPR Our Body Politic (National Public Radio, Sept. 02, 2022)

NPR features Bryan Greene, NAR's Vice President of Policy Advocacy, in a 40-minute interview on how his 2017 article inspired the Oscar-winning film, "Summer of Soul."

Ensuring Fair Housing for All with NAR's Bryan Greene | Center for REALTOR® Development Podcast (National Association of REALTORS®, Nov. 2, 2020)

Growing awareness among real estate professionals has resulted in a clearer understanding that fair housing in America is still an issue. In November of 2020, Bryan Greene, the current Vice President of Political Advocacy at NAR, was featured on NAR's Center for REALTOR® Development Podcast to talk about the Fair Housing situation in America. Bryan talked about the history behind the situation in our country, as well as what tools NAR is using to help their agents start making a change as we move forward to a more fair and equitable industry.

Building Stuyvesant Town: A Mid-Century Controversy | The Bowery Boys: New York City History (Omny Studio, Nov. 14, 2019)

"The residential complexes Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, built in the late 1940s, incorporating thousands of apartments within a manicured "campus" on the east side, seemed to provide the perfect solution for New York City's 20th century housing woes. It would be a home for returning World War II veterans and a new mode of living for young families. As long as you were white."

“Location! Location! Location!” | NPR Codeswitch (National Public Radio, Apr. 11, 2018)

Ira Glass talks to a 15 year old girl who was kicked out of school after administrators discovered her mother using her grandfather’s address to send her to a school just a few miles away. The difference in education was astounding. A reporter talks to a group of New York City residents about their frustrating attempts to rent an apartment. With hidden microphones, we hear landlords tell the apartment hunters that there’s nothing available. But that’s not necessarily true. And investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses how HUD failed to uphold the Fair Housing Act’s command to change the course of residential segregation in America.

“The red line: Racial Disparities in Lending”  (Reveal | From The Center of Investigative Reporting, Feb. 17, 2018)

Reporters analyzed 31 million government mortgage records and determined that people of color were more likely than whites to be denied a conventional home loan in 61 metro areas, including Atlanta, Detroit and Washington. That’s after controlling for a variety of factors, including applicants’ income, loan amount and neighborhood.

No city better exemplifies the trend than Philadelphia, where so-called up-and-coming neighborhoods abound – and where African American applicants were nearly three times as likely as whites to be denied a home loan. That’s where reporters Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez tell the story of two loan applicants – one black, one white – whose experiences raise larger questions about who gets to buy a home, and who doesn’t, in America.

“House Rules” | This American Life (National Public Radio, Nov. 22, 2013)

Where you live is important. It can dictate quality of schools and hospitals, as well as things like cancer rates, unemployment, or whether the city repairs roads in your neighborhood. On this week's show, stories about destiny by address.


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