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April Is National Fair Housing Month



This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, landmark legislation signed into law April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and family status. The act furthers the beliefs advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.

To help raise awareness, Realogy Holdings produced an online course titled “Delivering the Promise of Fair Housing.” The training offers insight across a slate of topics such as the human side of the home, history and reform, building on past progress, and how agents and brokers can contribute by doing their part. Upon completion of the training, participants are encouraged to sign the “I pledge to: Stand Up for Fair Housing.”

Supporting the course are The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, National Association of Minority Mortgage Professionals (NAMMBA), Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).

ALTA believes all homeowners have access to affordable housing opportunities and mortgage financing without discrimination and supports efforts that promote fair housing laws.

To help promote fair housing, you can download this poster provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Click here for additional fair housing educational resources.

To learn how you can maximize diversity and inclusion efforts in your company, register for ALTA’s webinar “How to Embed a Culture of Inclusion and Diversity,” which will be held April 14 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET.


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