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.
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.