Happy Fair Housing Month!

April 13, 2014

Fair Housing MonthApril is Fair Housing Month in the U.S., and Illinois REALTORS® are celebrating the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. This 46th anniversary of the act marks nearly a half century of protected equal housing services to all, and The Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) is in full support and advocacy of the practice of equal opportunity in housing. It is the pledge of IAR to uphold the spirit as well as the letter of the law, through programs, activities and training designed to promote and further the right of equal opportunity in housing for all.

While April is a time to celebrate the passing of the bill into law and an opening of opportunity for all, IAR believes in equal opportunity exists only where there is complete freedom of choice in housing and opposes any attempt to interfere with this freedom of choice. They have affirmed their endorsement of and commitment to the Fair Housing Partnership Resolution of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Association of REALTORS®, believing it to be a constructive, voluntary means of promoting equal opportunity through freedom of choice.

In addition to finding pledged members who support the Fair Housing Act in every brokerage that has a REALTOR®, there are a wide variety of Fair Housing Act resources available online from IAR, the National Association of REALTORS® and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. There are also easy ways to stay protected and file complaints, including an iPhone app that simplifies discrimination complaints and helps with enforcement and reporting. It’s never been easier to make sure housing is fair, and that’s something we’re happy to celebrate this month and all year long!

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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