April is Fair Housing Month! We fully support Fair Housing, and as REALTORS®, we have the power to end discrimination, step up for what’s right & help build thriving, inclusive communities. Here’s a breakdown of the events, trainings, classes, resources, videos and more available to you.
NAR encourages you to affirm your support of building thriving, inclusive communities this Fair Housing Month. Check out their fair housing resources, education, social media graphics and more here.
Check Out Our Videos From Last Year’s Fair Housing Event Series
Last year, we hosted a series of events to provide you with the understanding and tools you need to identify and prevent fair housing violations. Check out the replays of these videos below.
Gain Tools to Build Diversity Outreach Into Your Business
The At Home With Diversity® Certification is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It will help you to learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.
By taking this class, you’ll learn:
- Knowledge of the subtleties of U.S. fair housing laws
- Business etiquette for specific cultures
- An edge in expanding your business to include international clientele
- Eligibility for the NAR-recognized AHWD Certification
- Elective credit toward the ABR® and CIPS designations
Reasonable Accommodations | Self-Paced Online Course | 2 Hours Elective CE Credits
Understand the rights and obligations of persons with disabilities and housing providers under the Act relating to reasonable accommodations. Purchase the online course here.
What You Need to Know to be a Fair Housing Advocate
The city of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and U.S. all protect different classes through fair housing. And these classes are more than just minority groups. It includes sex, religion, parental status and much more.
Report Violations When They Occur
One of the ways we can ensure we are affirmatively furthering fair housing is by holding one another accountable for our actions. We want to be a resource to help right those wrongs, and encourage people to report violations when they occur.
If you see a fair housing violation take place, it is important to report it. Ensure you’re familiar with the steps to take to file a fair housing complaint.
Tools and Resources to Learn More
Check out our history of Fair Housing in Chicago documentary.