House passes Equality Act in step toward LGBT housing protections

Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin banned discrimination only on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity.

Discrimination fears keep LGBT homebuyers on sidelines: Poll

Fear of discrimination by new neighbors, agents and sellers is keeping LGBT renters from making their first home purchase, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals third annual LGBT Real Estate Report released …

Zillow, Realogy support bill for LGBTQ protections in housing

Zillow and Realogy joined 159 other businesses to announce their support of the Equality Act, ahead of its expected reintroduction into Congress next week.

5 things to remember when working with LGBT clients

Homeownership rates among LGBTs are only at 49 percent compared to the overall 64 percent. To get to a point of equality, the Realtor community will need to continue to be inclusionary and welcoming. Here are some helpful hints when working with LGBT c…

Why 2019 will be a big year for the LGBT community and real estate

As NAGLREP joined NAR last year in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, together we repeatedly pointed out a missing piece — protecting LGBTs.

LGBT Homeownership: Affordability and Fear of Discrimination Dominant Deterrents

The LGBT community is largely holding back from homeownership, according to a recent survey conducted by Freddie Mac in collaboration with Community Marketing and Insights, which polled 2,313 LGBT community members in the U.S. aged 22-72. In fact, compared to the national average of 64.3 percent, only 40 percent of LGBT households are likely to […]

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LGBT+ couples are buying houses like never before, report finds

LGBT+ couples are buying houses like never before, an annual report from The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals found.

NAR drops congressman from donor program over anti-LGBTQ stance

The National Association of Realtors has officially dropped Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Orange County, California, from its President’s Circle donation program, NAR confirmed to Inman Tuesday afternoon.

Realtors call on NAR to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ candidates

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) spent part of its annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C., reckoning with a dark past — one of exclusion and racism.

Gay and lesbian real estate group urges NAR to support Equality Act

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is calling on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to join the organization in supporting federal legislation that would amend existing civil rights laws — including…