ICAAR Partners with Cities to Recognize Fair Housing Month

Iowa City, Iowa (April 28, 2021) – The Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® is recognizing Fair Housing Month this April by partnering with several local entities to issue a proclamation recognizing April as Fair Housing Month. Realtor® associations around the country are commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in effort to further nationwide progress toward ending housing discrimination in the United States.

“April is Fair Housing Month, when we honor the struggle so many Americans have engaged in to secure equitable housing opportunity in the United States,” said Tracy Adams, ICAAR President,  “That effort continues to this day, and ICAAR is proud to play a leading role in helping to secure diverse, inclusive communities throughout the Greater Iowa City Area.”

This past month, the following municipalities declared April as Fair Housing Month: Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, and West Branch, as well as Johnson County. These proclamations recognize the importance of fair housing and equal housing opportunities.

These proclamations are part of a larger effort by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® to honor Fair Housing Month. ICAAR will also be utilizing a $1000 grant from the National Association of REALTORS® to bring in national speakers to its association speaking on issues facing Fair Housing today.

Each April, Realtors® across the country observe the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events designed to educate about housing discrimination and segregation, and to recommit to expanding equal access to housing. Visit this link to learn more about all of the nationwide Fair Housing initiatives developed by NAR.

The Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade association serving more than 480 residential and commercial real estate professionals throughout the Iowa City Area by providing programs and services to enhance their ability to conduct business with integrity and competence. ICAAR offers access to the Multiple Listing Service, professional development training, advocacy to protect private property rights and promote home ownership, and a variety of networking opportunities and events.