April is Fair Housing Month

posted by Heather Fegan | Apr 05, 2017

Here are things you can do in your office and community to spread the message and ensure compliance with Fair Housing policies:

  • Use the Fair Housing Proclamation (see below)

Proclamation:

WHEREAS, April 11, 2017, marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, which enunciates a national policy of Fair Housing without regard to race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap and national origin, and encourages fair housing opportunities for all; and

WHEREAS, The Iowa Association of REALTORS®, is committed to highlight the Fair Housing Act by continuing to address discrimination in our community, to support programs that will educate the public about the right to equal housing opportunities, and to plan partnership efforts with other organizations to help assure everyone of their right to fair housing: and

WHEREAS, The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Code of Ethics commits all REALTORS® to providing equal professional services without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin.