Fair Housing Program
Learn how to avoid violating the federal Fair Housing Act when considering a tenant’s criminal history or an individual’s limited English proficiency.
The Supreme Court ruled that a party may prove violations of the federal Fair Housing Act by either showing intentional discrimination or that the challenged practice had a disparate impact on protected classes.
It’s important that all consumers, including those with disabilities, have equal access to real estate agent and company websites.
Experts at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo answered questions and offered tips for complying with Fair Housing Act requirements.
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.