Focusing on Fair Housing During Black History Month

“Be intentional. If you’re not intentionally inclusive, you’re unintentionally exclusive.” Instructor Nate Johnson set this tone for REALTOR® members who took the Focus on Fair Housing course offered by Seattle King County REALTORS® on February 10 which encouraged open discussion.

The Fair Housing course discussed the history and evolution of the Fair Housing Act and how it impacts our society today, countering implicit bias, and the drastic measures to address fair housing.

Nate is the President of Real Estate Solutions and served as the 2018 President of the Missouri Association of REALTORS®. He currently serves as the NAR Liaison for Public & Federal Issues and Chairman of the Sustainability Advisory Board for NAR. Nate instructs classes and speaks to groups around the country on a variety of topics including Smart Growth, Fair Housing, Ethics, Business Development & Leadership.

“Learning the history of housing discrimination was very helpful to understanding our system as it is today,” said Cindy Silverstein, Residential Broker at Windermere Real Estate. “Instructor Nate Johnson engages well with the students and answers every question that is posed in a very thoughtful way. This should be a mandatory course for all REALTORS®.”

Seattle King County REALTORS® is hoping to offer the Focus on Fair Housing course again this year.

All real estate professionals are encouraged to check out upcoming webinars from Washington REALTORS®’ Black History Month Series and related resources that addresses Fair Housing. 

Black History Month Series – Webinar:
Wait! Know my History; Know Thyself; Know My Presence
Presented by Rashad Norris

February 18 @ 10 AM – 11 AM

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Black History Month Series – Webinar:
Black Homeownership Gap: Research Trends & Why the Growing Gap Matters
Presented by Dr. Arthur Acolin
February 23 @ 10 AM – 11 AM

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Black History Month Series – Webinar:
What the Game of Monopoly Teaches Us About Race & Housing in America
Presented by Dr. Leonard Moore

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History of Housing – Discrimination in Washington
Presented by Dr. Quintard Taylor

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