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.
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  • 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 -  View the PDF
Additional Fair Housing Resources that LIBOR wants to make sure our users have access to.
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

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.

The Reaffirmation of Fair Housing Principles

4 mins
NAR Director of Fair Housing Policy Bryan Greene reaffirms our fair housing principles and shares why those principles matter in this current climate of examining racial inequality and the pandemic.

Fair Housing Presentation Live

23 mins
50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act presentation from NAR360 at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 2018. 



Fair Housing Books

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.

Wilmington's Lie The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans. There were successful black-owned businesses and an African American newspaper, The Record.

The New Jim Crow

Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexanders The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads;



Fair Housing Podcasts

This American Life Podcast

Where you live is important. It can dictate quality of schools and hospitals, as well as things like cancer rates, unemployment, or whether the city repairs roads in your neighborhood. On this week's show, stories about destiny by address.

Touro Law Review with Patrick Fife

Mr. Fife and Mr. Wilder discuss the changes that were made in real estate practices and laws following the Newsday Long Island Divided investigation.

Reveal Podcast

Reporters analyzed 31 million government mortgage records and determined that people of color were more

NPR Code Switch Podcast

Ira Glass talks to a 15 year old girl who was kicked out of school after administrators discovered her mother using her grandfather’s address to send her to a school just a few miles away.