Your Fair Housing Month Resources | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

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.


Share NAR’s Fair Housing Month Toolkit & Graphics

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

At Home with Diversity Certification | Thursday, April 14 | 6 Hours Elective CE Credits

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

Register to save your seat today!

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

Know Your Protected Classes

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.

Reference this guide to keep track of the protected classes in your area.

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.

 

Visit Fairhaven, NAR’s fair housing simulations training.

Learn about the science behind bias.

Access on-demand fair housing videos & more!