Every April, REALTORS® around the country commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and education that shine a light on housing discrimination and segregation, and a recommitment to expanding equal access to housing.
GFWAR is committed to upholding fair housing law as well as offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property. To that end, a number of continuing education opportunities and programs are available this month with a focus on equitable access to housing and discernment of implicit bias. We encourage all REALTORS® to take some time to pursue these opportunities for growth, so that together we can build diverse and inclusive communities.
April 16 at 9 am
Attorney Jeff Rattikin will be joining us to provide the Fair Housing high points to keep in mind for your daily “professional habits” while working with new clients and your referral network. Learn more about housing discrimination and penalties tied to complaints, protected classes, racial steering, and exemptions. Register now.
Fair Housing CE – April
- April 15 - “Texas Vet: Housing and Land Loan Programs”
- April 16 - “What’s Fair in Fair Housing”
- April 26 - “AHWD - At Home with Diversity” - Special Fair Housing Month Pricing - $39
At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) is an NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. The At Home with Diversity® course is a 6 to 7-hour class that addresses the topics of diversity, fair housing, and business planning development. After successfully completing the course, REALTORS® are eligible to apply for the official AHWD certification, which conveys to clients they’re working with a dynamic real estate professional with expertise that transcends cultural barriers.
TAHS Certification - May
- May 18 - Morning CE: "TAHS: United Texas: Housing Initiatives That Work”
- May 18 - Afternoon CE: “TAHS: Marketing to the Affordable Home Buyer”
- May 19 - Morning CE: “TAHS: FHA Lending for Workforce Housing”
- May 19 - Afternoon CE: “TAHS: Help for Homebuyers”
The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist (TAHS) certification equips you with the knowledge to help first-time and underserved homebuyers as well as increase sustainable homeownership in Texas. The certification offers 12 CE hours, including the mandatory four hour United Texas: Housing Initiatives that Work course.
In November 2020, NAR launched Fairhaven, a new fair housing simulation training for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent, and address discriminatory practices in real estate. Inspired by real stories, this innovative online experience has agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process. Learners will also walk in the shoes of a homebuyer facing discrimination. The training provides customized feedback that learners can apply to daily business interactions.
NAR Fair Housing Month Resources - Browse through book, podcast, film, and video recommendations to learn more about the history of segregation and Fair Housing in the United States.
NAR Fair Housing Toolkit - Download the Fair Housing Month Poster, Social Media graphics, and more resources from NAR.