50 years of Fair Housing Commemorated

NAR’s yearlong commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act is underway.  The legislation, which first passed in 1968, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status and national origin.

For decades, Realtors® have raised awareness and supported a free, open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for all buyers and sellers. In 2018, NAR will further examine community fair housing issues and advocate for changes to the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

NAR will join with partners and allies in the commemoration and focus on:

  • Acknowledging the organization’s past role in the fight for fair housing;
  • Understanding how we as a nation are constantly improving our commitment to fair housing; and
  • Embracing Realtors®’ role at the forefront of advancing fair housing, leading efforts to address community fair housing issues.

Learn more about NAR’s yearlong commemoration of the 50th Anniversary by clicking here.