Fair Housing: It’s What We Stand For
Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity.
REALTORS® recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act and reconfirm their commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as their commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.
REALTOR® live by their Code and stand firmly behind the Fair Housing laws and principles with their REALTORS® pledge and their Code of Ethics:
REALTORS® shall not deny equal professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® shall not be parties to any plan or agreement to discriminate against a person or persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. (Amended 1/14)
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. (Amended 1/14)
National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics
The Jacksonville Board of REALTORS
Through celebrating what makes us different, we recognize that we are better together.
Our Jacksonville REALTOR® Members create the perfect representation of our nation:
Individuals and companies from every walk of life and background.
As REALTORS®, we subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics, our Members are sworn to treat all clients, members of the public, and each other equally, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our REALTOR® commitment to diversity and equality is the strongest in real estate, going a step farther than the federal Fair Housing Act, which does not include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes against housing discrimination.
The Jacksonville Board of REALTORS is committed to:
- Protecting and promoting homeownership for all
- Treating all parties fairly
- Helping our community stay strong and vibrant
- Making Onslow County the best place to call home
North Carolina REALTORS®
NC REALTORS®, representing over 50,000 REALTORS® who reside in diverse communities across North Carolina, embodies our REALTOR® Code of Ethics, the governing document which protects the housing rights of all people, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We embrace equality and inclusivity, honoring individuals and respecting differing perspectives to reach common goals for the betterment of all. Racism and discrimination have no home in North Carolina.
REALTOR® Fair Housing Resources
Fairhaven is a town every REALTOR® should visit. Online, that is.
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.
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What Everyone Should Know Fair Housing Guides for REALTORS® The REALTOR® Advantage NC Real Estate Commission
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Jacksonville, North Carolina Fair Housing
HOW TO FILE A FAIR HOUSING COMPLAINT
If you believe that you have experienced housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status, File a Complaint with HUD.
When submitting a complaint, please provide as much information as possible, including:
Your name and address;
The name and address of the person(s) or organization your complaint is against;
The address or other identification of the housing or program involved;
A short description of the event(s) that cause you to believe your rights were violated; and
The date(s) of the alleged violation.
Fair Housing Complaints may also be reported to the following agencies:
- HUD Fair Housing Hotline: 800 669-9777
- US Justice Department: 202 514-4713
- NC Human Relations Commission: 919 733-7996