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Fair Housing Month

Every April, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and reflect on housing discrimination and segregation, past and present. As community leaders, real estate professionals have an opportunity to be a part of equitable and inclusive change. Fair Housing Month signifies a recommitment to advancing equitable opportunities and expanding homeownership.


Fair housing means Silver City Regional REALTORS®, and MLS subscribers, participate in an open market that embraces equal opportunity. The United States Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the buying, selling, renting or financing of housing. This includes discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or any other characteristics from a protected class.

 

State and local laws also prohibit discrimination, often on a broader set of criteria, including discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and source of lawful income.


  • The Fair Housing Act protects homebuyers from discrimination as they get a mortgage, rent a home, buy a home, seek housing assistance, or participate in other housing-related activities.

  • The Fair Housing Act prevents discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or familial status. 

  • REALTORS® can reference NAR's Code of Ethics for information on upholding fair housing ideals. 

 

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