Fair Housing Program
In the current Congress, NAR is focusing its commercial advocacy efforts on the National Flood Insurance Program, ADA Reform, Infrastructure, Qualified Business Income Deduction (Section 199A), Qualified Opportunity Zones, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, and the Waters of the US Rule.
There was a time in our country’s growth when certain industries, particularly labor-intensive industries, would have to provide housing for the workforce in order to meet the demand of their business development...
In this edition of On Common Ground, we report on the imbalance of the nation’s housing supply, explore its causes and possible solutions along with several emerging types of housing that show promise of delivering much needed affordable housing.
NAR is supporting and joining efforts initiated by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and the Urban Institute to address the continued low rate of African American Homeownership.
NAR participated in a roundtable hosted by the the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice for interested stakeholders on issues related to website accessibility, physical accessibility and service animals. NAR shared concerns related to clear website accessibility standards and some of the proposed requirements that ignore practical challenges.
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.