NAR Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger: Showcase Stories
Fair Housing Stories
Hundreds of REALTORS® and other civic leaders gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act in Los Angeles.
Maryland REALTORS® have kept the focus on fair housing all year long from student art contests to legislative efforts.
“Brenda is a life saver. She helps anyone and everyone, regardless of their financial situation, be able to find a home they can own.”
REALTORS® co-host a fair housing event with the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center featuring Bernard Kleina, who photographed Dr. King in 1966.
Virginia’s Regional Fair Housing Symposium held in Fairfax County featured Senator Tim Kaine as the keynote speaker.
Read the story of a REALTOR® who came face-to-face with sellers who backed out of a contract after learning that the buyers were African-American.
This video from the Ohio REALTORS® takes a look back through history to the beginning of fair housing in America.
Fair Housing Center Director Erin Kemple shares a story that demonstrates the importance of staying vigilant aout fair housing..
Keeping the promise of the Fair Housing Act
Joseph Rey shares a story of how the Fair Housing Act could well have saved the lives of his family in 1973.
Louisville campaign reminds everyone that although there has been a lot of progress in the 50 years since the Fair Housing Act, there is still work to be done.
Ohio REALTOR® Michelle Billings shares an anecdote with Hamilton County Commissioners during a Fair Housing Month event.
Lakeland REALTORS® commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
The Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS® collaborated with the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® on the pedestrian bridge crossing over the Missouri River from Iowa into Nebraska.
When the Fair Housing Act was first brought to the public’s attention, many homeowners and REALTORS® viewed it as an infringement on their property rights.
Ozaukee County is a small community with a big heart. And that is perpetuated even further with its commitment to fair housing.
Local REALTORS® co-host panel discussion about fair housing at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh.
Memphis Area REALTORS® organize a Day of Unity to both remember Dr. King as well as commemorate 50 years of the FHA.
NYSAR has made a commitment to spreading continued awareness of Fair Housing.
“We all want the same thing. We want a nice place for our children to grow up. It’s not just a house. It’s a community.” – Frank J. Williams
When Firdaus Rahman arrived with her husband to Mobile, Alabama in the 1980s, she found out relatively quickly she could no longer be an English teacher. So, she decided to go into real estate.
REALTORS® from Real Estate Central in Huntington, West Virginia are championing the city’s Open to All campaign, which fits perfectly within the spirit of the Fair Housing Act.
For a half century, Steve Amos has been a Fair Housing champion in both Nebraska and Iowa.
From posters to making it a part of school curriculums; how Grosse Pointe became a leading fair housing advocate.
For Pat Combs, it’s as simple as that.
Pedro Hernandez remembers a time before the passage of the Fair Housing Act when discrimination ran rampant in the neighborhoods of Miami, Florida.
With over 50 years in the industry, Frank Williams has played an integral part in fighting racism and championing the fair housing movement.
The Critical Connections Between Housing and Health
October 23, 2018
Where we live has an enormous impact on our health and well-being. Recent research has demonstrated that the neighborhood in which a person lives can be a more important predictor of health than his or her genetic makeup.
After 50 Years, How Much Has Changed?
September 17, 2018
Research and demographic reports provide a window into how the housing market has grown more and more diverse because of the Fair Housing Act.
Housing Opportunity and Educational Achievement
August 27, 2018
Access to good schools is essential for supporting positive educational and economic outcomes for children.
Building Stronger, Healthier Communities for All Through Fair Housing and Equal Opportunities
July 25, 2018
It’s not just the residence that matters when we discuss housing opportunity and equality, but the quality of the neighborhood, too.
Despite the Law’s Original Intent, Not All Groups Are Covered by the Fair Housing Act
June 7, 2018
As he signed the Fair Housing Act into law in April 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson explained the significance of the new law and the changes it sought to bring.
Is 50 Years Enough? Why the Fight for Fair Housing Continues, and REALTORS®’ Role in Ensuring Its Success
May 10, 2018
Signed into law on April 11, 1968, the Fair Housing Act is vital to ensuring that everyone in America has equal access to housing.
“The First Step in a 1000-mile Journey”: How the Dream of a Fair Housing Act Became Reality
April 6, 2018
One hundred years after the last shots were fired in the Civil War, African Americans were still struggling against unfair treatment and discrimination in practically all aspects of society.
From One Voice to Many: Despite Setbacks and Opposition, How a Growing Chorus Paved the Way to Fair Housing
March 21, 2018
Looking back on the fifty years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968…
You Can’t Live Here: The Enduring Impacts of Restrictive Covenants
February 9, 2018
The 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act represents an opportunity to remind ourselves not only of the importance of the law in shaping the real estate landscape today…
Fair Housing: Promises of a Century
January 15, 2018
For REALTORS®, the Fair Housing Act is one of our nation’s most significant laws guiding the real estate industry today.