Statement from NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall about HUD's Possible Changes to its Mission Statement

Published Thursday, March 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (March 8, 2018) - National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement regarding the Department of Housing and Urban Development's potential plans to remove anti-discrimination language from its current mission statement:

"As Realtors® join with our industry partners, allies and consumers throughout 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, we believe that fair housing for all should remain a core part of HUD's mission. The Fair Housing Act provides that HUD will enforce the Act and administer its programs and activities in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing. When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law, he exclaimed that fair housing for all - all human beings who live in this country - is now a part of the American way of life.

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