African-American Real Estate Professionals to Escalate Push for New Policies – The Charleston Chronicle

NAREB President Jeff Hicks PHOTO: Imagine Photography

By Hazel Trice Edney

( – Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence now reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. – yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.

This is the reason that members of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), a 71-year-old organization of Black real estate professionals, are pushing for Congress and policy influencers to take action after a NAREB-issued report and a panel of independent housing experts confirmed pervasive discrimination in homeownership.

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), member, House Financial Services Committee,…

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