Fair Housing Laws, Regulations and Ordinances
As Realtors®, your real estate activities are governed by fair housing laws, regulations and ordinances at the federal, state and local levels, as well as by the Realtor® Code of Ethics. It’s important to know the various sets of rules and how to structure your practice to ensure that you’re following the rules at all times. Realtors® and brokers may act with the best of intentions without realizing that their actions and words may be misinterpreted by consumers.
Realtors®, in their real estate employment practices, shall not discriminate against any person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.
National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics
National Fair Housing Act
Americans with Disabilities Act
Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Fair Housing Resources
PAR Fair Housing Guide
Review fair housing rules, guidelines, and much more to ensure the Fair Housing Act is being followed.
PAR developed a flowchart and frequently asked questions to help Realtors® provide guidance to landlord clients in how they can best comply with the laws.
Find an Interpreter
Use the PA Department of Labor & Industry database to find an interpreter.
Fair Housing Webinars
Watch recordings and review resources from webinars about fair housing topics.
National Association of Realtors® Resources
This fair housing simulation is an innovative online training where agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.
Fair Housing Action Plan
NAR’s Fair Housing Action Plan (ACT Initiative) emphasizes (A)ccountability, (C)ulture Change and (T)raining in order to ensure America’s 1.4 million Realtors® are doing everything possible to protect housing rights in America.
Fair Housing Declaration
Review, download and print the Fair Housing Declaration to post in your office or association.
Implicit Bias Training
Confront and overcome unconscious biases that can prevent equal professional service in this online workshop.