On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Mammoth Lakes Town Council proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month.
April 11, 2023 marks the 55th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.
Every April, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and education that shine a light on housing discrimination and segregation, past and present. Fair Housing Month signifies a recommitment to expanding equal access to housing.
Implicit bias is often a manifestation of muscle memory. A go-with-your-gut unconscious choice, act, or opinion with immeasurable consequences that can–and have–impacted generations.
Slow down, course correct, and take action. Throughout the year we must remain steadfast in our commitment breaking down biases, holding ourselves accountable, and upholding the letter of the law.
So, refresh your memory, and open your mind. There’s always more to know, and we can all do better.
Reflect. Repair. Renew.
Check yourself. Educate yourself. Hold yourself accountable.
Because That’s Who We R®.
Fair Housing Book Recommendations:
Residential segregation in America didn’t happen by accident. Americans of different races live apart because of deliberate actions by public and private actors. NAR compiled this collection of fair housing titles to help members deepen their understanding of how we became divided, and of the ramifications of living in a segregated society.
Fair Housing Film and Video Recommendations:
Short videos, documentaries, and a feature length major motion picture to help educate about housing discrimination, segregation, and the people working to correct these social and economic wrongs. Also, please visit the videos section of the nar.realtor/fair-housing page for additional videos produced by NAR highlighting our advocacy efforts and legal guidance on fair housing.
Fair Housing Podcasts:
Like to learn about the world from podcasts? We’ve got you covered. From This American Life to The Bowery Boys, NAR presents podcasts that will educate you on Fair Housing.
Fair Housing Journalism:
These articles feature the work of NAR experts, top media outlets, investigative journalists and civil rights scholars. They’ll help you deepen your understanding of fair housing in less time than it takes to read an entire book.
(Sources: National Association of REALTORS® & California Association of REALTORS®)
Check out resources from NAR, C.A.R. and HUD to help you promote April is Fair Housing Month and educational resources to keep you informed.
See below how Fairhaven, NAR’s new fair housing training simulation for REALTORS®, allows members to test their compliance with fair housing principles by using the power of storytelling to identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate.