Fair Housing

50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

On April 11, 1968, one week after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson, signed the Fair Housing Act into Law to end or quell the civil unrest, protests and riots in many U.S. cities. NAREB national and local leaders were instrumental in pushing for and litigating to ensure the full implementation of the Fair Housing Law. The signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968, which came to be known as the Fair Housing Law not only prohibited discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, creed, and national origin, but also helped to expand business and career opportunities for Black Americans operating in the real estate industry and those interested entering the real estate profession.

NAREB 50th Anniversary

of Fair Housing Act Events

Realtist Week
April 15th-21st
(events throughout the country)

 NAREB’s Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

July 27th
Atlanta Hilton
Atlanta, Georgia

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (April 11, 2018), NAREB will host a series of events and activities throughout the year. These efforts will seek to educate and inspire the public about the never-ending struggle for equality, Democracy in Housing, and NAREB’s role in the landmark effort. We fully understand defacto desegregation and institutional racism remains a pervasive problem throughout the United States. Thus, as we illuminate the accomplishments of the last 50th years, we ask everyone to join in our efforts to increase Black homeownership, improve Black neighborhoods, and increase social and economic conditions for Black people

Fair Housing Video Contest Winners
We are excited to announce the prize winners of the video competition held to commemorate NAREB’s observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Fair Housing Act. The submissions were all worthy, and we thank each of the NAREB chapters that thoughtfully produced videos and shared their work. But, competitions have winners and we’re thrilled to announce the winning entries. Each will be awarded a $1,000 prize that will be presented at the 71st Annual Convention in Atlanta, Fair Housing Act Gala on Friday, July 27th. Congratulations and job well done!


Most Watched Video and Most Creative Video

Philadelphia Metropolitan Board of Realtist



Most Historical Video

Greater Detroit Realtist Association




Arkansas Association of Realtist

Hampton Roads Association

Jacksonville Association of Real Estate Brokers


Real Estate Brokers of Baltimore

Southern New Jersey Chapter of NAREB

Triangle Board of Realtist

50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Committee:

Fair Housing Videos