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Seattle King County REALTORS® is proud to join the National Association of REALTORS® and Associations across the nation in sharing resources, education, and training during Fair Housing Month. Check out our Fairhaven contest and education opportunities available throughout the month of April.


Contest: Fairhaven – A Fair Housing Simulation

Fairhaven is an innovative training platform available to all NAR members at no cost. The training tests your knowledge of Fair Housing and helps members identify, address and prevent discriminatory practices in real estate.

When you complete the 90-minute training simulation during April, you will be entered into our contest drawing. Have fun, get smarter and be an advocate for fair housing and the future of our industry. Thank you for participating in our Fairhaven Contest!

Participating in our contest is simple, beneficial, and rewarding!

  1. Complete the online Fairhaven Training at www.fairhaven.realtor
  2. Automatically get entered into our drawing for a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 gas cards!
  3. Get recognized for your leadership and dedication to Fair Housing on our Fairhaven Page!

Get started today!


Education Opportunities

Washington REALTORS® has launched their Fair Housing Series. We encourage members to attend these FREE webinars!

APRIL 8 • 10:00AM – 11:00 AM
FREE WEBINAR

Instructor:
Annie Fitzsimmons
WR Legal Hotline Lawyer
APRIL 13 • 10:00AM – 11:00 AM
FREE WEBINAR
Instructor:
Marley Hochendoner
NW Fair Housing Alliance

APRIL 14-15 • 9:00AM – 12:00 PM
FREE WEBINAR – 6.0 CE
Certification through NAR $40

Instructors:
Margo Wheeler
Mark Kitabayashi

APRIL 27 • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
FREE WEBINAR

Speakers:
Lynn Grosso and James Kordich
U.S Department of HUD

Register for free

APRIL 29 • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
FREE WEBINAR

Instructor:
Jerod Grant
Cultures Connecting

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Bill Dedman, Author & Pulitzer Prize Winner

Inside the Investigation that’s Shaking Up the Real Estate Industry

April 21, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Take a guided tour inside Newsday’s Peabody Award-winning investigation Long Island Divided and its documentary film Testing the Divide, which are raising awareness of illegal steering by real estate agents. Pulitzer Prize winner and No. 1 bestselling author Bill Dedman was a lead reporter on Newsday’s three-year investigation. Bill developed the methodology for the investigation, including recruiting, training, and deploying 25 testers with hidden cameras.

Bill will share with REALTORS®:

    • How tests were conducted
    • What were the major findings
    • How to avoid steering
    • Can brokers talk about schools
    • How to ensure fair treatment

To receive the link to this session on April 21, please register for Washington REALTORS®’ 2021 Spring Business Conference.

Register for free


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The Fair Housing Act outlaws discrimination against home renters and buyers by landlords, sellers, and lenders on account of their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or family status.

How to Report a Fair Housing Violation

If you believe you or your client has been a victim of a Fair Housing violation, we encourage you to report the violation to the Washington State Human Rights Commission and to contact the Seattle King County REALTORS® Professional Standards Administrator.

File a complaint with the Washington State Human Rights Commission

Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination with the WSHRC. Learn more about the process here.

File an Ethics Complaint

If you believe that a REALTOR® has violated one or more Articles of the Code of Ethics, you can file an ethics complaint alleging a violation(s) through the local REALTOR® association where the REALTOR® holds membership. View more information on our website.

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.

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. – Article 10, REALTOR® Code of Ethics

Other resources:

File a complaint with the Fair Housing Center of Washington File a complaint with HUD

“Opening Doors to Housing” Series

As a charter member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Seattle King County REALTORS® is proud to stand with our national organization as it launches a broader effort to promote awareness and progress on fair housing and equal opportunity for all. We encourage you to view the campaign here.

Seattle King County REALTORS® has launched this additional effort to make housing and opportunity tools available to our members as they serve the diverse communities in our area. Our series on “Opening Doors to Housing” includes relevant resources, articles, best practices, talking points, and stories on advancing housing opportunities and promoting inclusiveness.

We encourage our REALTOR® members to follow and share aspects of our series.

TRAIN: Fairhaven – A Fair Housing Simulation

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.

WATCH: Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

In this video, you will watch an online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions.



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