Fair Housing


April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Each year, REALTORS® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law, as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.

Learn More About Fair Housing Month

2017 Fair Housing Poster

Fair Housing Focus


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Fair Housing Resources for REALTORS® 

2017 Fair Housing Poster (National Association of REALTORS®)

2017 Fair Housing Month Poster (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity for All brochure (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Fair Housing Marketing Outreach Tools [Available in several languages] (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Fair Housing Program (National Association of REALTORS®)

How to Talk About Fair Housing and Diverse Homeownership (National Association of REALTORS®, Mar. 2016)

REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration (National Association of REALTORS®)

NAR Fair Housing Resources (National Association of REALTORS®)

Item 166-799: What Everyone Should Know About Equal Opportunity in Housing (REALTOR® Store)

Item 166-150D: NAR Fair Housing Video (REALTOR® Store)

NAR "At Home With Diversity" Course (National Association of REALTORS®)

Equal Housing Opportunity Poster (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Videos, Reports, Websites

2017 Fair Housing Trends Report, The Case for Fair Housing (National Fair Housing Alliance, 2017)

2016 Fair Housing Trends Report, A Landmark Year (National Fair Housing Alliance, 2016)

2015 Fair Housing Trends Report, “Where You Live Matters” (National Fair Housing Alliance, Apr. 30, 2015)

2014 Fair Housing Trends Report, Expanding Opportunity: Systemic Approaches to Fair Housing (National Fair Housing Alliance, Aug. 13, 2014)

2013 Fair Housing Trends Report, Modernizing the Fair Housing Act for the 21st Century (National Fair Housing Alliance, Apr. 11, 2013)

2012 Fair Housing Trends Report, Fair Housing in a Changing Nation (National Fair Housing Alliance, Apr. 30, 2012)

Fair Housing Videos for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (National Fair Housing Alliance and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

When It Comes to Fair Housing, What Can You Say? (Realty Times, May 26, 2014)

Video: Unintentional Discrimination (National Association of REALTORS®, Apr. 22, 2014)

HUD’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (Summary) (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 19, 2013)

Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; Proposed Rule” (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 19, 2013)

A Matter of Place – Documentary film highlighting housing discrimination (Fair Housing Justice, Oct. 3, 2013)

Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012 (U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, June 2013)

Fair Housing Enforcement (U.S. Department of Justice)

The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

eBooks & Other Resources


The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

A Guide to Impact Fees and Housing Affordability (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

Challenges of the Housing Economy (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

From Foreclosure to Fair Lending, Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

Housing Segregation in Suburban America since 1960 (eBook)

Making Housing More Affordable (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)

The Color of Wealth (Kindle, eBook)

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