April celebrates Fair Housing Month, an important time to highlight the need to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to choose a home and neighborhood free from discrimination. The month marks the anniversary of when President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968, and since then we continue to work hard to make sure its principles are being upheld.
As brokers, we have the opportunity to take part in events and education that shine a light on housing discrimination and segregation. It’s important for us all to stay educated and hold ourselves accountable. To make it easy, we’ve compiled some fantastic resources recommended by NAR that can help us do just that:
- Ensuring Fair Housing for All with NAR’s Bryan Greene | CLICK HERE to listen
- Building Stuyvesant Town: A Mid-Century Controversy | CLICK HERE to listen
- Location! Location! Location! | CLICK HERE to listen
- The red line: Racial disparities in lending | CLICK HERE to listen
- House Rules | CLICK HERE to listen
- The Color of Law | CLICK HERE to purchase at Matter
- American Apartheid | CLICK HERE to purchase
- Race for Profit | CLICK HERE to purchase
- Arc of Justice | CLICK HERE to purchase
- Wilmington’s Lie | CLICK HERE to purchase
For local efforts, be sure to follow and support the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center. They are a wealth of information and are always there to help ensure that we are achieving fair housing and equality at a local level.
Be sure to share with us any additional resources you know of that we can add to this list! We look forward to learning more and making our communities – and our country – a better, more equal place for all.