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Fair Housing

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.

SEBAR shares NAR's commitment to fair housing. NAR opposes discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin. This policy is embodied in NAR's Code of Ethics. NAR also authorizes sanctions in response to a finding that a member has violated any fair housing law, including local and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. NAR policy is to support equal opportunity on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and the NAR Code of Ethics was amended in 2010, 2013 and 2021 , to include this updated policy in the Code of Ethics.

Learn more about all aspects of fair housing issues with the resources below.


Click here to submit a Fair Housing Complaint


Local Centers:






Fairhaven: A Fair Housing Simulation:  Click Here to explore the fictional town of Fairhaven and assess how well you are adhering to fair housing principles.

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