Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS®

NAR observes Fair Housing Act

 
  

         This year NAR proudly observes the 40th Anniversary of the historic 1968 Fair Housing Act. On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson urged congress to approve the Fair Housing Act just one week following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a tribute to Dr. King’s legacy and commitment to civil rights. One of the Act’s central objectives was to prevent discrimination based on race in the sales or rental of housing. This significant Act has since empowered people from all races and ethnicities to pursue the dream of equal access to housing.

         Another significant event took place in 2002 when President George W. Bush enhanced our nation’s commitment to equal housing opportunities for all by designating June as National Homeownership Month, with the goal of increasing minority homeownership in America by 5.5 million by the end of the decade.

         Today, as NAR members, you work hard to provide fair access to affordable housing and homeownership year-round. By commemorating Fair Housing Month in April and National Homeownership Month in June, you have the opportunity to help educate consumers on the important role you play in implementing positive change within your communities.

         Again this year, in recognition of Fair Housing Month and National Homeownership Month, NAR provides a wealth of resources and tools that support homeownership and strong communities, in one easily accessible place on www.REALTOR.org. Browse resources in the areas of Housing Opportunity, Fair Housing, Diversity, Smart Growth and more and learn how you can help make the dream of homeownership a reality for all Americans. Visit www.REALTOR.org/homeownership today for facts and resources from NAR to help promote homeownership in your community. And for more on Fair Housing Month and the 40th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, visit http://www.REALTOR.org/diversity.

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