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(Updated April 2016)       

FH 2016The Fair Housing Act was passed 48 years ago but it has evolved over time in response to societal changes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” initiative, which seeks to expand fair housing choice, eliminate racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, and reduce disparities in access to important community assets such as quality schools, job centers, and transit. This Field Guide provides updated Fair Housing information, links to short documentaries and videos, and helpful resources for REALTORS®. (A. Scoulas, Information and Project Specialist)


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Fair Housing Resources for REALTORS® 

2016 Fair Housing Program, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2016).

2016 Fair Housing Poster, (National Association of REALTORS®, 2016).

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Brochures [Available in several languages], (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).

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®).

Equal Housing Opportunity Logo, (National Association of REALTORS®).

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

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

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

39 Steps Toward Fair Housing Brochure, (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).

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


Videos, Reports, Websites

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

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

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).

Seven Days – Short film highlighting how the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King sparked passage of the Fair Housing Act just 7 days after his death, (Animal, Feb. 2014).

Fair housing video series for the deaf and hard of hearing, (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,  Jan. 7, 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).

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

Housing discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities 2012, (U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, June 2013).

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

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

eBooks.realtor.org

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

Challenges of the Housing Economy, (Adobe EPUB; Adobe PDF; Kindle; OverDrive)

From Foreclosure to Fair Lending, Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit, (Adobe EPUB; Adobe PDF; Kindle; OverDrive)

Housing Segregation in Suburban America since 1960, (Adobe PDF)

Making Housing More Affordable, (Adobe EPUB; Adobe PDF; Kindle; OverDrive)

The Color of Wealth, (Adobe eReader; Kindle)

Field Guides & More

These field guides and other resources in the Virtual Library may also be of interest:

Field Guide to Marketing to the Hispanic Community

Field Guide to Complying with the ADA

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The inclusion of links on this field guide does not imply endorsement by the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR makes no representations about whether the content of any external sites which may be linked in this field guide complies with state or federal laws or regulations or with applicable NAR policies. These links are provided for your convenience only and you rely on them at your own risk.

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