Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger

On April 11, 1968, President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This marked an important and historic change in our nation’s commitment to property rights, recognizing that property rights should not be abridged because of discrimination based on race, color, national origin or religion. In later years, the law was amended to prohibit […]

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Zillow testing ‘Home Tour Highlights’ feature for agents

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Facebook says it’s temporarily disabling all racially exclusionary ads

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HUD will fund $38 million to fight housing discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would make $38 million available for different initiatives that fight housing discrimination …

Kids illustrate fair housing, and the results are amazing

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Fair Housing Act covers LGBT people, federal court rules

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National Association of Realtors advises agents and brokers on legal marijuana

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