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.

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In Guice-Mills v. Derwinski, the Second Circuit held that: (1) a former nurse was an "individual with a handicap" within the meaning of the Act because depressive illness and medication interfered with her ability to arrive at work on time; (2) she was not qualified to be a head nurse; and (3) the offer of a staff nurse position was a reasonable accommodation.

In 1980, Guice-...

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

A building owner was charged with "steering" families with children over the age of five to other locations, by claiming that his property was unsafe for resident children. Additionally, a provision in the lease agreement prohibiting...

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

A rental company refused to rent a one-bedroom apartment to single parents with minor children. The court held that this constituted discrimination based upon familial status.

Tamberelli, a pregnant woman, contacted Properties Unlimited (...

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

The owner of a mobile home park decided to convert the park to a 55 and older community and banned the sale of homes to families with children under age 18. Complaints alleging discrimination based on familial status were filed with HUD by...

In Daley v. Koch, the Second Circuit granted the defendant summary judgment as it found that the plaintiff, who showed "poor judgment, irresponsible behavior and poor impulse control," was neither handicapped nor perceived as handicapped under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

In 1984, Daley passed the Civil Service Exam and his name was certified to the...

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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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