Fair Housing Program
It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to be evicted, perhaps because the impacts of evictions are so wide-ranging. Household items are put on the curb and lost if the evictee can’t afford a storage unit.
Fair Housing, yearly review, from the 4Q 2017 Legal Pulse Newsletter.
WTTW Chicago Tonight video and article examining the passage of the Fair Housing Act and issues with the legislation that still persist today.
Realtors® commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fair housing act today, and recognize April as Fair Housing Month, with education and events for members and state and local Realtor® associations throughout the month.
Three events led to passage of the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968: the role of housing in the civil rights push, the Kerner Commission report on urban unrest, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NAR Director of Broadcasting Stephen Gasque walks through the dynamic events that resulted in the movement to increase housing fairness for all Americans.
Here are some things you and your REALTOR® association can do to recognize Fair Housing Month:
- Sponsor a local Fair Housing Month poster contest. Afterward, make association calendars out of the artwork.
- Publish the REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration and post it in your office and/or association.
- Use the Fair Housing Proclamation and have your local government proclaim April as Fair Housing Month.
- Display the 2017 Fair Housing Focus Poster in your office and/or association.