members of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) have supported a free,
open market that embraces fairness and equal opportunity for all buyers and
Members of the
Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS (GNIAR) strongly support
the Fair Housing Act, legislation first passed in 1968 and now prohibiting
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial
status, and national origin.
This year, Realtors
from Northwest Indiana will join Realtors across the country to embark on a
yearlong commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act to
raise awareness for fair housing issues.
“ Realtors continue
to recognize the significance of this important act and reconfirm our
commitment to upholding fair housing law, as well as our commitment to
offering equal professional service to all in their search for a home or
property,” 2018 GNIAR President Saba Mohammed said. “ Realtors work hard to
build strong communities and neighborhoods where all people can live and
“Over the years,
NAR has developed educational information on diversity and fair housing
laws, programs and resources that have helped educate Realtors across the
country on the importance of inclusive housing practices and the promotion
of diverse homeownership,” GNIAR said. “During the yearlong commemoration,
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.”
Realtors will focus
on three key elements in 2018: acknowledging the organization’s changing
role in the fight for fair housing; understanding how we as a nation are
constantly improving our commitment to fair housing; and ways in which
Realtors strive to lead efforts to address fair housing policy issues.
protects the American Dream of homeownership for all citizens, and GNIAR
looks forward to commemorating the anniversary and supporting the
development of healthy and diverse communities,” Mohammed said.