NAR Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger: Showcase Stories

Fair Housing Stories

What’s Next: Improving Access to Opportunity

Keeping the promise of the Fair Housing Act

Lakeland, Florida REALTORS

FLORIDA’S LAKELAND REALTORS® RAISE AWARENESS FOR FAIR HOUSING

Lakeland REALTORS® commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

Iowa REALTORS

IOWA REALTORS JOIN HANDS FOR FAIR HOUSING

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.

Pittsburgh

THE FIGHT FOR FAIR HOUSING IN ILLINOIS CONTINUES TODAY

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.

Pittsburgh

OZAUKEE REALTORS® FIND CONTINUED SUCCESS WITH FAIR HOUSING

Ozaukee County is a small community with a big heart. And that is perpetuated even further with its commitment to fair housing.

Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH REALTORS® COMMEMORATE FAIR HOUSING ACT

Local REALTORS® co-host panel discussion about fair housing at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh.

Memphis

FREEDOM WALK IN MEMPHIS LINKS FAIR HOUSING WITH MLK

Memphis Area REALTORS® organize a Day of Unity to both remember Dr. King as well as commemorate 50 years of the FHA.

New York REALTORS

NEW YORK REALTORS DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO FAIR HOUSING AWARENESS

NYSAR has made a commitment to spreading continued awareness of Fair Housing.

Chicago Tribune

A HISTORY OF FAIR HOUSING IN ILLINOIS

“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

Firdaus Rahman

TEACHER TURNED REALTOR SHARES HER UNIQUE EXPERIENCE WITH FAIR HOUSING

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.

Real Estate Central in Huntington, West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA REALTORS JOIN CITY’S “OPEN TO ALL” ANTI-DISCRIMINATION CAMPAIGN

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.

Marine Turned Realtor® Still Fighting For All Americans

For a half century, Steve Amos has been a Fair Housing champion in both Nebraska and Iowa.

Old-money suburb takes on the fight for Fair Housing

From posters to making it a part of school curriculums; how Grosse Pointe became a leading fair housing advocate.

Fair Housing is good for our business and our clients

For Pat Combs, it’s as simple as that.

Fair Housing made us free

Pedro Hernandez remembers a time before the passage of the Fair Housing Act when discrimination ran rampant in the neighborhoods of Miami, Florida.

I wanted to make a statement

With over 50 years in the industry, Frank Williams has played an integral part in fighting racism and championing the fair housing movement.

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