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.
REALTORS® recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act and reconfirm their commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as their commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.
NAR’s Fair Housing Action Plan, abbreviated ‘ACT,’ emphasizes (A)ccountability, (C)ulture Change, and (T)raining in order to ensure America’s 1.4 million REALTORS® are doing everything possible to protect housing rights in America. Also, print a copy of the REALTOR® Fair Housing Declaration and post it in your office and/or association.
Fair Housing Topics
NAR Library & Archives has already done the research for you. References (formerly Field Guides) offer links to articles, eBooks, websites, statistics, and more to provide a comprehensive overview of perspectives. EBSCO articles (E) are available only to NAR members and require a password.
Fair Housing Resources for REALTORS®
April Highlights Fair Housing and Tax Day (National Association of REALTORS® REALTOR® Party, Apr. 7, 2019)
Fair Housing Poster (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2019)
How to Talk About Fair Housing and Diverse Homeownership (National Association of REALTORS®, May 2017)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®)
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 Opportunity Housing Poster (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Videos, Reports, Websites and Articles
Estimating the Gap in Affordable and Available Rental Units for Families (Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Apr. 2, 2019)
Chicago Settles 50-Year-Old Housing Case (Planning, Apr. 2019) E
Facebook Faces Bias Charge for Housing Ad (The Washington Post, Mar. 29, 2019) E
Video: The Basics of the Fair Housing Act (HUDchannel, Aug. 16, 2018)
2018 Fair Housing Trends Report, Making Every Neighborhood a Place of Opportunity (National Fair Housing Alliance, Apr. 30, 2018)
2017 Fair Housing Trends Report, The Case for Fair Housing (National Fair Housing Alliance, Apr. 19, 2017)The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals
eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
Commemoration of the Fair Housing Act Collection (Kindle, eBook)
A Guide to Impact Fees and Housing Affordability (Kindle, eBook)
Housing Segregation in Suburban America Since 1960 (Kindle, eBook)
Making Housing More Affordable (Kindle, eBook)
The Color of Wealth (Kindle, eBook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
The Fight for Fair Housing : Causes, Consequences, and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act (New York, NY: Routledge, 2018) HD7288.76.U5 F54 20184)
Moving Toward Integration : The Past and Future of Fair Housing (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018) HD7288.76.U5 S27 2018
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