NAREB Home Buyer Expo celebrates 50th anniversary of Fair Housing Act

LaTonya Martin NAREB’s Nashville Chapter President 2017-2018

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, NAREB (the National Association of Real Estate Brokers) is hosting a series of events and activities throughout the year. These efforts will seek to educate and inspire the public about the never-ending struggle for equality, “Democracy in Housing,” and NAREB’s role in the landmark effort.

The Nashville chapter of NAREB is hosting their annual Home Buyer’s Expo on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 am – 03:00 pm at The Fairgrounds Nashville Wilson Hall, located at 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203.

Are you considering purchasing a home in the “IT City”? Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities so having an expert to assist is a Big Deal. Join the National Association of Real Estate Brokers for their annual Homeowner’s / Home Buyer’s Expo. This is a celebration of building wealth and educating the community about home ownership.

This event is FREE, and there will be food, fun and classes to discuss grant programs and more, including home buyer education, home buyer classes, information regarding grant programs, free consultations from real estate professionals, and multiple vendors relevant to the process. The following food truck vendors will be on site: Power Dogs, The Love Bus (Barbecue), Doxie’s Pizza, Bradley’s Creamery, and So Yum.

On April 11, 1968, one week after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into Law to end or quell the civil unrest, protests and riots in many U.S. cities. NAREB national and local leaders were instrumental in pushing for and litigating to ensure the full implementation of the Fair Housing Law as part of the Act. The signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1968 not only prohibited discrimination in housing, but also helped to expand business and career opportunities for Black Americans operating in the real estate industry and those interested entering the real estate profession. The Civil Rights Act of 1968 defined housing discrimination as the “refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of his race, color, religion, or national origin”. Title VIII of this Act is commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

NAREB 50th Anniversary of Fair Housing Act events kick off with Realtist Week from April 15th – 21st, culminating in the annual Home Buyer’s Expo on Saturday in Nashville. NAREB chapters are holdong events throughout the country during the week: Day of Worship and Prayer Sunday April 15; Membership Recruitment Day Monday April 16; Political / Advocacy Day Tuesday April 17; Fair Housing Act Day Wednesday April 18; A Day of Service in the Community April 19; Plan for a Successful Community April 20; and Community Wealth Building Day April 21.

The mission of NAREB Nashville, (the Nashville chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers), is to bring together minority professionals in the real estate industry to promote a meaningful exchange of ideas about our business and how to best serve the under served. To aid in service to their target market, they promote training and educational opportunities for the entire membership across the many disciplines they represent. Their ability to professionally serve their clients base is the foundation by which they operate. They strive to create an environment where creativity flourishes in both the workplace and marketplace. They are dedicated to the Realtist commitment— “Democracy in Housing.”