Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® (VCCAR) Encourages Fair Housing Awareness Through Proclamation
At the recommendation of VCCAR, the City Councils of Oxnard, Camarillo, Fillmore, Port Hueneme, and Ventura unanimously approved proclamations declaring April as Fair Housing Month in honor of the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968. This law prohibits discrimination in housing transactions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status.
“The mission of promoting Fair Housing is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities,” said Juliet Esquibias, Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® president. “REALTORS® do more than help people find the home of their dreams. We work daily to ensure federal and state laws regarding housing are followed, and we help ensure everybody has equal access to housing and real estate.”
VCCAR holds various training programs throughout the year to ensure REALTORS® understand their responsibilities to ensure fairness in housing. “One of my primary goals as a REALTOR® is to do everything in my power to ensure everyone has equal opportunity,” said VCCAR President-Elect Cami Pinsak. “We are fortunate to have VCCAR and its members working to ensure fairness for everyone.”
The Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® (VCCAR) proudly encourages its members to complete the National Association of REALTORS®’ Fairhaven Challenge. The Fairhaven Challenge is a free training to help REALTORS® identify discriminatory practices and best responses and better understand their responsibilities in promoting fair housing practices.
By participating in the Fairhaven Challenge, REALTORS® and affiliates can be crucial in promoting equal access to housing and real estate.