Fair Housing Program


A federal court has considered whether a homeowner could maintain a lawsuit against property manager based on the federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”) for the property manager’s failure to protect the homeowner from an allegedly racially hostile atmosphere created by a neighbor.

Jimmie and Shirleen Lawrence (“Homeowners”) are an African American couple who...

The United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") has obtained a record judgment for violations of the federal Fair Housing Act ("Act") from a landlord in Missouri.

The DOJ filed a lawsuit against Bobby Veal ("Landlord") and his wife, Jewel Veal, alleging violations of the Act. Mr. and Ms. Veal were co-owners of various rental properties. Most of the Veal...

A North Dakota federal court has considered whether a fair housing group had standing to bring a lawsuit against a landlord.

Josephine Conley (“Tenant”) leased an apartment with her husband in a building owned by Earl Allen (“Landlord”) from July 1998 until November 1999. The Tenant suffers from a major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and attention deficit...


Get Involved

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.


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