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Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS and the Fair Housing Center work together for “2021 REALTORS® for Fair Housing Campaign”

January 20, 2021 | Categories: About the FHC, Mortgage, Sales

The Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS® (AAABoR) is partnering with the Fair Housing Center to support the 2021 REALTORS® For Fair Housing Campaign.

“We are asking local REALTORS® to publically pledge their support for the letter and the spirit of fair housing law,” said Tom Renkert, Chief Executive Officer, Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS®. “We understand what an important role REALTORS® have in ending discrimination, and we stand by our Code of Ethics and committment to diverse communities.”

Interested REALTORS® can visit this link to read more about the campaign and take a stand against discrimination in housing.

Funds raised from this investment go to supporting the Fair Housing Center’s mission to end discrimination in housing and public accommodations and to promote accessible, integrated communities.

This April, the nation will be celebrating the 52nd Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This landmark civil rights legislation was the result of years of individual and collective struggle against discrimination in sales, rental, financing and other housing-related transactions. The Act now protects the buyer or renter of a dwelling from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.

The Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan, founded in 1992, actively protects the civil rights of those who are discriminated against in the rental, sale, or financing of housing through investigation, education, advocacy, and legal action. The FHC takes an average of 170 complaints each year from its ten-county service area – Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale,Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw counties. Our mission is to end discrimination in housing and public accommodations and to promote accessible, integrated communities.

On December 2, 2020, the AAABoR Board of Directors approved funding the campaign with a $2,000.00 contribution, as well as highlighting the Fair Housing Center for the first quarter of 2021.

The Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors® is the Trade Association for the Washtenaw County, Michigan REALTORS®. Established in 1919, the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors® has grown from 20 REALTOR® members to over 1,000 REALTORS® and Affiliate members today. The mission of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors® is to strengthen our REALTOR® community through advocacy, collaboration, education, innovation and civic engagement.

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