Fair Housing

Long Island Board of REALTORS® is committed to fair housing for everyone. By ensuring that everyone can choose where they want to live, those of us who call Long Island home have an opportunity to build stronger communities, support more stable neighborhoods and create a more attractive environment for businesses to relocate and grow.






Fair Housing Resources

Disability rights are civil rights. From voting to parking, the ADA is a law that protects people with disabilities in many areas of public life.
The mission of the FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER (FHJC), is to eliminate housing discrimination; promote polices that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws.
FHJC Protected Characteristics Chart 2021 - View the PDF
US Department of Housing and Urban Development Guidance on assessing a person’s request to have an animal as a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act.
New York Department of State
New York State has resources for New Yorkers in need. We have programs to help veterans purchase their first home or to help you with housing or home energy assistance.



Fair Housing Videos

What Will it Take to Close the Racial Homeownership Gap

66 min
NAR commemorates the 55th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act featuring the 2023 Fair Housing Champions + speakers addressing homeownership barriers.
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NAR’s Fair Housing Action Plan

4 mins
Find out how NAR is addressing common scenarios that can open up real estate professionals to potential discrimination issues with its ACT! Initiative.

NAR’s Role – Past, Present and Future – in Fair Housing

8 mins
A candid discussion with 2021 NAR President Charlie Oppler and NAR Director of Fair Housing Policy Bryan Greene.



Fair Housing Books

The Sum of Us - What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.

Family Properties - Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America

Part family story and part urban history, a landmark investigation of segregation and urban decay in Chicago — and cities across the nation.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation.

Sundown Towns - A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

In a provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Loewen uncovers the thousands of “sundown towns”—almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks could not live there.



Fair Housing Podcasts

Charting the Long March to Equality, Justice, and Joy

National Public Radio NPR features Bryan Greene, NAR's Vice President of Policy Advocacy, in a 40-minute interview on how his 2017 article inspired the Oscar-winning film, "Summer of Soul."

Fair Housing: Who's Being Left Out of the Conversation? | Drive with NAR

Issues of equality, including fair housing, are often viewed through the prism of the struggle between Blacks and Whites. But that vantage point excludes many other people of different backgrounds who may continue to feel invisible.

Reckoning with America’s Racial Residential Segregation | At Liberty

Housing is the bedrock of American society, and one of the major determinants for life outcomes like health, income, and educational opportunity.

Help Clients Get an Objective View of Local Schools | Drive With NAR

You can’t offer an opinion about school quality, but you can point customers toward data, resources and the right people to talk to about their concerns.