Event Details

Fair Housing Month


Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00AM - Friday, April 30, 2021 ~ 11:30PM

News Release

 The Northeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors® Recognizes Fair Housing Month

       Waterloo, IA 3.30.2021– The Northeast Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® is recognizing Fair Housing Month this April by handing out brochures at all open houses on Sunday, April 18th, 2021 across 15 Northeast Iowa counties. Realtor® associations around the country are commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in effort to further nationwide progress toward ending housing discrimination.

       “This April is Fair Housing Month, when REALTORS® honor the struggle so many Americans have engaged in to secure equitable housing opportunity in the United States,” said Mary Shileny, CEO of the NEIRBR. “That effort continues to this day, and the Northeast Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® is proud to play a leading role in helping to secure diverse, inclusive communities throughout Iowa.”  

       The NEIRBR invited over 200 mayors across Northeast Iowa to advocate for fair housing by endorsing a Fair Housing Proclamation. They asked that the mayors return that proclamation to the Board office to show their support for Fair Housing not only in their town, but to show they are also an advocate for Fair Housing across the nation.

       The National Association of Realtors® has spent the past 15 months implementing its Accountability, Culture Change, and Training fair housing action plan, or ACT! for short. As part of the initiative, NAR last summer unveiled an implicit bias training video for Realtors® and association staff, and a few months later rolled out an interactive training platform designed to better prepare agents to combat housing discrimination. Fairhaven is an immersive simulation where agents work against the clock to close four deals, confronting various scenarios where discrimination enters into the transaction.

       Each April, Realtors® across the country observe the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events designed to educate about housing discrimination and segregation, and to recommit to expanding equal access to housing. Visit this link to learn more about all of the nationwide Fair Housing initiatives developed by NAR.

Northeast Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS®

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