Fair Housing Archive

Donovan: Making Housing Fairer for All

HUD Secretary Donovan HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan made an appearance at the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings on Wednesday to laud the work of his agency in promoting housing policies and programs that acknowledge the equal rights...
May 15, 2013

The Right Way to Meet Fair Housing Challenge

It’s a phone call no association wants to receive. Fair Housing testers say sales associates in the market violated the law by treating households differently based on race and ethnicity. That’s what happened to the Lehigh Valley Association of...
March 20, 2013

REALTORS® and the Stones of Hope

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The dignitaries and media that were in Washington last weekend for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial on the National Mall have packed up and gone home. The memorial...
October 24, 2011

Too Bad That Extra Help Could be Steering

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine It’s tempting to show new customers around neighborhoods you’ve selected because they would seem to fit them perfectly. But you do that at your peril. As you’ll see in this short video,...
April 14, 2010

Two Men I’ll Remember

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine Often, we aren’t aware of the people who are positively influencing our life and work. In the past two days, I learned of the death of two such people: Mal Sherman...
November 22, 2009

A Monument to Fair Housing

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Many of today’s REALTORS® might not realize it, but 1968 was a tough year. Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, the Tet Offensive was launched against U.S. forces in...