Michigan Realtors® Fair Housing: Winner of the 2019 Power of (A) Sliver Award

An Overview of the Fair Housing Act

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Join NAR’s commemoration of the Fair Housing Act. Watch this video to learn about the law, how it makes our industry and country stronger, and the work that is still to be done. 

We ask all members of the Realtor® family to join us in this commemoration and stand together with us in this commitment. 

50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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. Fair Housing Makes US Stronger.

April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. Each year, Realtors® recognize the significance of this event and reconfirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law, as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.

In 2018 the National Association of Realtors® will join with their partners and allies in a year-long commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The commemoration will focus on three key elements of Fair Housing:

  • Acknowledging the organization’s past role in the fight for fair housing;
  • Understanding how we as a nation are constantly improving our commitment to fair housing; and
  • Embracing Realtors®’ role at the forefront of advancing fair housing, leading efforts to address community fair housing issues.

Michigan Realtors® Fair Housing Poetry Slam Contest

The Michigan Realtors® Fair Housing Poetry Slam is a special competition hosted by Michigan Realtors® to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Entry is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in Acknowledging, Understanding and Embracing Fair Housing.


“Poetry Slam” is an elimination-based competition in which participants recite original work to a live audience. Students will submit their work for a chance at winning scholarship money. 

Congratulations to Francesca Duong for winning the 2018 poetry slam and a college scholarship. Francesca attends the University of Michigan. Fair Housing 50th Anniversary Committee Chair, James Cristbrook, was on hand to deliver the scholarship check.