By Allison K. Bethel & Maria Krysan (click here for the PDF) Part 1 is here. Real estate agents who endorse the National Association of Realtor’s® “Fair Housing Declaration” promise to “Take a positive approach to fair housing practices and aspire to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law.” Keeping in mind the complex web of causes of contemporary patterns … [Read more...] about “A New Vision for Fair Housing in the Real Estate Industry – Part 2: An Actionable Fair Housing Strategy for Real Estate Agents & Agencies” by Allison K. Bethel & Maria Krysan (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
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A PRRAC & NHLP Publication. Excerpt: "The definition of “affirmatively furthering fair housing” under California state law mirrors the 2015 federal regulation’s language. Note that the AFFH obligation in California is broader than the federal mandate in that the state obligation does not require the receipt of any type of state funding to apply. It is also worth noting … [Read more...] about Working with PHAs to Adopt Policies that Affirmatively Further Fair Housing: An Advocacy Guide and Toolkit for Local Advocates (PRRAC & NHLP, July 2021)
A PRRAC & NHLP Publication. Excerpt: "The following sections of this manual address a series of commonly-encountered fair housing issues of concern to PHAs, as well as fair housing considerations in new and expanding programs. By taking up the challenge of the California AFFH law, PHAs can become fair housing leaders in their communities, proactively engage with their … [Read more...] about Public Housing Authorities and the New California AFFH Law: How to Spot Key Fair Housing Issues and Set Goals (PRRAC & NHLP, July 2021)
(Click here for the PDF) In late 2020, the City of Boston announced new legislation amending the city’s zoning code to include affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements. The legislation, effective in March 2021, evolved out of extensive local advocacy efforts and community concern around housing issues, spurred in part by the recent Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) … [Read more...] about “The Making of Boston’s AFFH Ordinance – A Brief Oral History” (Jan-Apr 2021 P&R Issue)
By Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (click here for the pdf) The Trump-Pence administration aggressively stunted efforts to integrate communities and redress historical inequalities in housing. The incoming Biden-Harris administration has committed to ending discriminatory practices in the housing market and, on paper, many of the goals it has outlined could make housing more … [Read more...] about “Furthering Fair Housing in the Residential Real Estate Industry” by Max Besbris and Jacob W. Faber (Nov/Dec 2020 P&R Issue)