President Cunningham: April is Fair Housing Month!

April 18, 2024 in Guest Columns

By Cindy Cunningham, 2024 KCRAR President As we embrace Fair Housing Month, it is essential for REALTORS® to reflect on the significance of fair housing laws and their impact on our communities. Established to combat discrimination and ensure equal access to housing opportunities, Fair Housing Month serves as a reminder of the ongoing commitment to […]

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Fair Housing Educational Opportunities Available from KCRAR

April 4, 2024 in Education

April is Fair Housing Month, which serves as a reminder to real estate professionals to continue their education and dedication to upholding fair housing law. KCRAR provides fair housing educational opportunities in April and throughout the year for agents to grow in their knowledge. KCRAR Latte & Learn — Redlined: Cities, Suburbs and SegregationApril 12, […]

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Column: Commit to Fair Housing

in Guest Columns

By Jennifer Cox, 2024 KCRAR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair Every April, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and reflect on housing discrimination and segregation, past and present. As real estate professionals, we have an opportunity to be a part of equitable and inclusive change. Navigating fair housing laws is […]

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NAR Applauds White House Task Force for Changes to Address Appraisal Bias

June 1, 2023 in Government Affairs

National Association of REALTORS® National Association of Realtors® President Kenny Parcell issued the following statement today after the White House’s Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Task Force announced significant regulatory actions and changes to address appraisal bias: “Realtors® are dedicated to upholding fair housing laws in all aspects of real estate, including appraisals,” said […]

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Real Estate Trade Groups Unite in Support of Federal Fair Housing Rule

April 27, 2023 in Government Affairs

The rule improves upon HUD’s 2015 AFFH rule, providing for more robust community engagement, streamlining processes for funding recipients, and providing greater transparency. The proposed rule also places a new emphasis on expanding homeownership opportunities.

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3 Podcast Episodes to Add to Your Commute This Fair Housing Month

April 20, 2023 in KCRAR

KCRAR’s podcast, Kansas City RealTalk, hosts expert guests each week to discuss a wide range of real estate topics. With over 100 episodes in the archives, many fair housing and inclusion related episodes are worth revisiting for Fair Housing Month. Find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any major podcast platform. DEI Chair Gwen Goins […]

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NAR President Kenny Parcell Issues President’s Challenge

April 13, 2023 in KCRAR

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently announced a challenge from 2023 NAR President Kenny Parcell. Although the challenge was issued to appointed and elected NAR leaders, any REALTOR® has access to complete this challenge to grow their skills and knowledge. Parcell challenges members to complete the following four NAR trainings and programs. Fairhaven: A […]

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4 Fair Housing Educational Resources for REALTORS®

April 7, 2023 in Education

Fair Housing Focus Fair Housing Focus is a brand new, self-paced online course available to KCRAR members at no cost. Made up of 7 modules, this course covers topics including historical context, protected classes, embracing diversity and inclusion, and more. The course is approved for three hours of Kansas elective CE credit and three hours […]

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KCRAR Spring Latte & Learn Sessions to Explore Housing History, Architecture

March 30, 2023 in Education

This spring, KCRAR will bringing expert speakers to the Leawood classroom for its Latte & Learn series, which offers non-CE education on specialized topics and complimentary espresso drinks made to order on site. For Fair Housing Month, historian Andrew Gustafson will be presenting “REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs and Segregation” on April 14. The session will be […]

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Image description: A group of REALTORS® pose with Congresswoman Sharice Davids after their meeting.

REALTORS® Discuss Inventory, Fair Housing with Representative Sharice Davids

May 26, 2022 in Government Affairs

A group of REALTORS® met this week with U.S. Representative Sharice Davids to discuss critical housing bills coming through congress. Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) President and Federal Political Coordinator Andrew Mall led the meeting, opening a conversation with Davids on bills impacting housing supply and fair housing. Mall urged Davids to co-sponsor the Housing […]

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