Tracie's Thoughts May 22, 2021


This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. I believe that housing is a human right and am thankful to one of my favorite collaborating offices Windermere Abode for putting together this valuable list of resources. If you or someone you know has housing goals in Peirce County, look no further and reach out to the Abodies! We are committed to offering ALL of our clients and community the highest quality of service.

Here are a few resources you might find useful if you’d like to learn more about the history of Fair Housing:

  • We found this short video from Code Switch to be helpful in understanding the history of redlining and systemic housing discrimination in the United States (heads up, there is some explicit language at the beginning)
  • If you’d like to read more about the history of redlining, we highly recommend the book, “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein (we consider it a must read for anyone working in real estate)
  • For a more local understanding, we enjoyed this presentation from Dr. Quintard Taylor, who gave an important history lesson to the Washington Realtors this Spring; click here to watch
  • This video, “How We Got Here: A Reckoning with U.S. and Tacoma history” was produced by the city of Tacoma and takes a broader look at our country’s history in regards to racism, but also offers some very specific Tacoma context regarding housing
  • Call one of our brokers! They have all received training in Fair Housing laws and history and would love to talk more with you about what they know

You may also enjoy watching the video below which was produced by the Association of Realtors. Windermere Abode owners Dave & Anne Jones were featured in a brief story about “Fair Housing Champions.” HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge offered some updates on what her department is working on and guidance on what we can do moving forward to make access to housing more equitable.