MARINETTE — The Marinette County Board of Realtors will join Realtors® across the country to embark on a yearlong commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status and national origin. The County Board, which strongly supports this legislation passed in 1968, recognizes the significance of this important act and reconfirm their commitment to upholding fair housing law, as well as equal professional service to all in their search for a home or property.

Over the years, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has developed educational information on diversity and fair housing laws, programs and resources that have helped educate RealtorsÒ across the country on the importance of inclusive housing practices and the promotion of diverse homeownership. During the yearlong commemoration, NAR will further examine community fair housing issues and advocate for changes to the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

For more information, persons may visit www.FairHousing.realtor or email Debbie Fick, Association Executive, at mcbor@wra.org.