Fair Housing in Chicago: "I’m Sorry" - The Story Behind CAR’s Apology | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Fair Housing in Chicago: "I’m Sorry" - The Story Behind CAR’s Apology

Thursday, April 8, 2021
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Complimentary for CAR Members | $15 for Non-Members

Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, April 7 at 8:00 PM

April is Fair Housing Month. Join us for a series of events commemorating the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which explicitly outlawed housing discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and sex. This event series is designed to provide you with the understanding and tools you need to identify and prevent fair housing violations. Together, we can do more than just comply with the spirit of the act – we can seek to affirmatively further Fair Housing.

We must acknowledge the past to move forward – and this remains true in the ongoing fight for fair housing. In 2018, we issued a public apology for the role we played in racial discrimination, blockbusting, redlining and other discriminative housing practices. We started with two simple words, “I’m sorry.” Hear the back story of how we began this dialogue, the people involved and the discussions had, and we felt empathy had to be at the core. And, stick around after our panel discussion for an airing of our mini-documentary, The History of Fair Housing in Chicago..

Space for this virtual event is limited.


  • Michelle Mills Clement | CEO, Chicago Association of REALTORS®
  • CAR Past President Ezekiel Morris | Managing Broker/Owner, EMA Realty
  • Dearborn REALTIST® Board President Courtney Jones | Chicago Homes Realty Group
  • Fred Underwood | Former Director of Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, National Association of REALTORS®
  • CAR Past President Tommy Choi | NAR Vice President of Association Affairs, Keller Williams ONEChicago
  • Bryan Greene | Vice President, Policy Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Fair Housing in Chicago: “I’m Sorry” – The Story Behind CAR’s Apology

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