April 2021 Update
Commit to Fair Housing Month through these Resources
Act on your commitment to Fair Housing Month and look through our recommendations to expand your knowledge. Have time? Read one of our book recommendations that will give you a passage through time in how history has affected today’s housing realities. Don’t have that much time? Watch or listen to our video and podcast recommendations to gain insight on how you can become a better REALTOR® and ally. Want to learn more? Our article recommendations are a great introduction to relevant issues many still face today in the housing market. Also don’t forget to register for the At Home With Diversity on April 29th, where you will learn to thrive in a rapidly changing multicultural market.
- The Lines Between Us by Lawrence Lanahan
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond
- Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
- Wilmington’s Lie by David Zucchino
- Explained | Racial Wealth Gap | Netflix
- Struggle for Black and Latino Mortgage Applicants Suggests Modern-Day Redlining | PBS NewsHour
- A Matter of Place | Fair Housing Justice Center
- The Banker (Movie)
- Seven Days Documentary | 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
- “Steering” | The Fair Housing Podcast, Questions & Answers
- “Location! Location! Location!” | NPR Codeswitch
- “House Rules” | This American Life
- “The red line: Racial Disparities in Lending” | Reveal: From The Center of Investigative Reporting
- “Ensuring Fair Housing for All with NAR’s Bryan Greene” | Center for REALTOR® Development Podcast
- Interactive Redlining Map Zooms In On America’s History of Discrimination | NPR
- The Fair Housing Act at 50: Successes, Failures, and Future Directions | Housing Policy Debate
- The Case for Reparations | The Atlantic
- Separated by Design: Why Affordable Housing is Built in Areas With High Crime, Few Jobs and Struggling Schools | ProPublica
- When the Dream of Owning a Home Became a Nightmare | The New York Times
March 2021 Update
RRAR Stands with Asian American Community during COVID-19
The Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® would be remiss to not acknowledge the many recent xenophobic encounters and acts of violence that the East Asian community has endured across the United States and the world since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Between March and June of last year, there were 2,100 anti-Asian American hate incidents reported according to advocacy groups who collected the data. It is now March 2021 and these numbers are still rising.
For our Asian friends, families, and REALTOR® colleagues we are here to let you know that we do not condone these disgraceful acts. Here at RRAR there is no room for any form of discrimination, racism, or abuse. Our association and our industry are fully committed to supporting all cultures and peoples within our organizations and across the communities in which they live, work, and enjoy life. The first part of supporting them is using our voice and platform to shine a light on the problem and issues. We want you to be aware that you have our full support during these times.
We will continue to create safe spaces and dialogue in the REALTOR® community here locally and abroad to enable everyone to speak their truth when it comes to these topics. Please take the time to reach out to your Asian colleagues and friends and let them know of your full support.