There’s Still More Work to be Done
Despite 50 years of hard work, housing discrimination is still a disheartening reality in the United States. In 2017 HUD (Department of Housing & Urban Development) issued charges in 19 cases for unfair housing practices. More than half of those cases involved discrimination on the basis of race and national origin; additional charges focused on discrimination against people with disabilities and those who were denied housing due to familial status. Plaintiffs included banks and other lending institutions, as well as insurance providers and apartment management companies.
In a continued effort to eradicate housing discrimination in the U.S. NAR and local associations around the country are rallying to commemorate the 5oth Anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
“Not only is Fair Housing integral to the ethical commitment of our members, as outlined in the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, it is critical to our ability to serve our customers, clients and the community,” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall. “We look forward to continuing our work with HUD to advocate for inclusive sustainable communities free from discrimination.” | MORE |
Join NAR’s commemoration of the Fair Housing Act. Watch this video to learn about the law, how it makes our industry and country stronger, and the work still yet to be done. | VIEW |