Fair Housing Challenge: Stand Up for Racial Equity

As NAR continues to strengthen its commitment to fair housing in the real estate industry, 2021 President Charlie Oppler asks that our appointed and elected leaders in the association join the challenge to do the same by completing Fairhaven Fair Housing Simulation and Implicit Bias Training by April 9, 2021. In addition to those components, you may also choose to earn your At Home With Diversity® certification (this is not required but encouraged!).

Stand Up to the Challenge!

To complete the challenge, simply visit the components listed below, and then fill out the confirmation form to indicate completion of each task.

Completed Your Training?

If you just need to confirm it, please fill in the form below.

Fairhaven

Fairhaven is a new, online, immersive simulation that uses the power of storytelling to make learners confront fair housing discrimination in scenarios that we hope feel real. Learners in the fictional town of Fairhaven play the role of an agent. In the simulation, they work against the clock to close four deals. As learners interact with clients and colleagues in each scenario, they will confront some form of discrimination—based on race, national origin, disability, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity. The scenarios in Fairhaven are inspired by real fair housing cases, and by conversations held with NAR members.

Visit Fairhaven

Implicit Bias Training Video

The new online workshop helps REALTORS® understand how our unconscious brains categorize information and stereotypes, and offers practical tools to override hidden biases. The workshop offers many "de-biasing" practices that not only help to reduce bias, but also improve our relationships with all the people we encounter—being more responsive, growing our networks, and generating more business.

Watch the video

Optional: At Home With Diversity®

As part of the challenge, you may also elect to view the At Home With Diversity course and earn that certification. This is optional and not required for completion of the Fair Housing Challenge.

The At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) certification course teaches REALTORS® how to work effectively with diverse populations so they can build business success in today’s multicultural real estate market.

Volunteer leaders and committee members can complete the revamped At Home With Diversity® certification course at no cost by watching a video recording of the course, led by dynamic instructors Robert Morris, AHWD, and Matt Difanis, AHWD.

Access the recording

Upon completion of the AHWD certification course, all leaders will have the opportunity to obtain the AHWD certification with a discounted one-time application fee of $40 through May 31, 2021. (Regular application fee is $75.) Submit application fee here.

Completing these three programs will empower REALTORS® to:

  • Confront and check their own biases;
  • Honor the Fair Housing Act, and
  • Work to end discrimination in housing, one interaction at a time.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this important challenge and show your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the real estate industry.

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Fair Housing Challenge Completion Form

Please confirm that you have viewed the Implicit Bias Training and, if applicable, the At Home With Diversity® certification course video (or already hold the AHWD® Designation) via the form below.

Note: The Fairhaven simulator automatically tracks completion so does not need to be certified via this form.

Need to find your NRDS number? Look it up here.

I hereby certify that I have completed the following training:

Implicit Bias Training This field is required.

Remember, the Fairhaven simulator automatically tracks your completion so does not need to be confirmed via this form!