The National Association of Realtors and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have devised a program to better educate Realtors about fair housing and housing discrimination.
The course complements the "Many Neighborhoods -- One America" campaign that was launched this month in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Fair Housing Law of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
The course is designed to teach real estate professionals to better understand the law. When Realtors complete the course, they will receive a certificate and will be allowed to use a new "One America" mark in their ads.
The Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, the nation's oldest real estate board, said that for the remainder of the year the organization will be involved with many outreach programs, according to President Gilbert D. Marsiglia.
"We will sponsor events with other organizations involved in the housing industry to reflect on what has been done to eliminate housing discrimination in our country," Marsiglia said.
Pub Date: 4/26/98