Fair Housing Month

ARTICLES


  • What is a Buyer Love Letter?

    Summary:

    Letters, videos, photos, or any communication accompanied by an offer from a potential buyer to appeal to the seller. Love letters place sellers in the position of indicating a preference for a buyer based on a "feeling" or something that the seller "just likes" about a potential buyer. This "feeling" frequently arises from shared interests, history, family preferences, etc. of the buyer and seller and may trigger decisions by seller based on the seller's unconscious bias.

  • Veterans Are Having a Hard Time Using Their VA Home Loans

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  • Fair Housing Conversations

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  • 2018 Legislative Session Recap

    Summary:

    Washington REALTORS entered the 2018 Session knowing clearly what our priorities are: Help urban and rural housing inventory issues, working with the Legislature to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, and ensuring that more people have a chance to enjoy homeownership.

  • Fair Housing Conversations - History & Unfair Housing Practices

    Summary:

    The road to fair housing in the U.S. has been a long and storied one. While there have been bumps and setbacks on that road, the progress made along the way has helped to open the doors of housing opportunity to a wider population.

NEWS


REALTORS® attend Fair Housing Proclamation Signing

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, REALTORS® advocated for and attended the signing of the Fair Housing Act Resolution.
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, REALTORS® advocated for and attended the signing of the Fair Housing Act Resolution. 

Fair Housing Proclamation
(Left to right: Denny Eliason, Washington REALTORS®; Bob Mitchell, Washington REALTORS® Director of Executive Projects; Nathan Gorton, Washington REALTORS® Government Affairs Director, Jeanette McKague, Washington REALTORS® Assistant Director of Land Use/Planning; Senator Marko Liias; Gregory Moe, Thurston County REALTOR®; Matt Cooper Carlson, Tacoma-Pierce County REALTORS®; Bobbie Petrone-Chipman, Tacoma-Pierce County REALTORS®; Margo Wheeler-Willis, Tacoma-Pierce County REALTORS®) 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, REALTORS® advocated for and attended the signing of the Fair Housing Act Resolution. 

Proclamation -S-5438

WHEREAS, On April 11, 1968, the Fair Housing Act was enacted into law, recognizing that no American should have the right to purchase or rent shelter of choice abridged because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and

WHEREAS, The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of this monumental civil rights Act of Congress; and

WHEREAS, The State of Washington is committed to the mission and intent of Congress to provide fair and equal housing opportunities for all; and

WHEREAS, Equality of opportunity for all is a fundamental policy of this nation and our state; and

WHEREAS, The location that people live has a direct impact on the quality of their health, education, and access to economic opportunities; and

WHEREAS, Discriminatory housing practices create racial and economic segregation in communities that can lead to disparate outcomes in overall quality of life; and

WHEREAS, The Washington State Senate believes that access to fair housing laws have made our communities stronger and more vibrant in Washington State; and

WHEREAS, We are committed to programs that will help educate the public about the right to equal housing in the State of Washington; and

WHEREAS, We are committed to promoting housing choices and fostering inclusive communities free from housing discrimination;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize the 50th Anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act, and thank the many people and organizations in our communities who have opened the doors of housing opportunity to all citizens.

 

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