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Housing Links
MAR
Michigan Association of Realtors 


Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan

Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan
Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
MI Dept. Civil Rights

MSHDA
Michigan State Housing Development Authority

HUD
HUD

NAR
National Association of Realtors

NFHA
National Fair Housing Advocate Online

 

Selling A Home

Brochure – Working With Sellers Print E-mail

ImageBrochure from the Michigan Association of Realtors. For Home Sellers and their Sales Associates.

Intro – “Fair housing laws apply to homeowners who are selling or leasing property. As a REALTOR®, you should give homeowners a clear picture of their fair housing rights and responsibilities. This also helps you to avoid situations where the seller or owner expects you to discriminate on his behalf.

Make sure your listing agreement includes a clear statement that property is offered for sale or rent without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. You should also provide …

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Brochure – The Americans with Disabilities Act Print E-mail

ImageFrom the Michigan Association of Realtors. Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Intro – “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1992 to assure equal access and services to disabled individuals. The ADA makes it unlawful to discriminate against people
with disabilities.

“REALTORS® are affected by two parts of this act. Title I of the Act deals with employment and affects real estate and association offices if they have 15 or more employees. Title III of the Act deals with public accommodations, and affects real estate offices, association offices and commercial facilities. ”

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Brochure – Advertising Checklist Print E-mail

ImageBrochure from the Michigan Association of Realtors. Applying fair housing laws to advertising media.

Intro – “According to federal fair housing laws, advertising for the sale or rental of a property
may not state a preference for any person or an intention to exclude any person because
of that person or indicate oneʼs race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national
origin.

“This prohibition applies to the use of all media, such as newspapers, radio, television or
billboards, and any written material produced in connection with the sale or rental of a
dwelling, such as application forms, brochures, flyers, signs, posters or banners.”

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Q&A: Working with Sellers Print E-mail

ImageFrom the Fair Housing Pocket Guide published by the National Association of Realtors (©1998). The following questions illustrate fair housing issues you may frequently confront in your day-to-day business. Read through each section, paying attention to the issues represented by the questions and answers. A number of common questions about fair housing are listed, along with suggested answers to guide your responses. Keep this guide for quick reference…

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