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.

NAR provides a number of resources to keep associations up to date on the latest fair housing information for REALTORS®.  For the latest information on fair housing, visit our Fair Housing page. State and local associations can apply for NAR's Fair Housing Grants to help their members learn more about fair housing.


In Louisiana Acorn Fair Housing v. Quarter House, a U.S. District Court held that timeshare units constitute dwellings under the Fair Housing Act (the "FHA").

The Quarter House, a timeshare resort, is located near New Orleans’ French Quarter. In accordance with the resort’s qualification list, the agents refused to show the property to people belonging to any of...

In Cabrera v. Jakabovitz, the Second Circuit addressed alleged Fair Housing Act violations based on racial discrimination. The court held that landlords, a listing broker, and rental agents were liable for racial steering with respect to rental property.

Open Housing Center of New York (OHC) investigated AM Realty (AMR), a real estate brokerage firm, to determine its compliance with a...

In Siefken v. Village of Arlington Heights, the district court addressed alleged violations of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court dismissed the case, finding that the defendant did not violate the ADA by discharging the plaintiff, a diabetic police officer who suffered a hypoglycemic episode which placed the public in danger.

In 1992, Siefken began working...

Note: This case is not published in a reporter and may not be cited as authority. Consult with counsel before relying on this case.

In Schartle v. Motorola, Inc., the district court found that the plaintiff, who suffered from dyslexia, failed to show a prima facie case of employment discrimination, and that the defendant had a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for discharging her...

Note: This case is not published in an official reporter and may not be cited as authority. Counsult with counsel before relying on this case.

In 1994, an administrative law judge (ALJ) addressed alleged Fair Housing Act violations based on national origin and sex. The ALJ held that Ross committed direct and indirect discrimination against Hispanics, and disparate impact discrimination...


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.
  • Display HUD's Fair Housing Poster in your office and/or association.

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