San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2021 – April was National Fair Housing Month, established to celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act in April, 1968. The national law, signed into effect by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion and gender. It was later amended to include protections for people with disabilities and families with children. California has additional protections for marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income and other arbitrary characteristics such as age and occupation.

In honor of Fair Housing Month, Corcoran Global Living associates from Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Humboldt Counties were offered a challenge. To qualify, participants were tasked with completing the following:

  • Watch the Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing
  • Complete NAR’s Fairhaven, a fair housing simulation training program
  • Complete NAR’s At Home With Diversity designation

“We are delighted to congratulate 29 associates who completed the Fair Housing Challenge,” commented Betsy Serafini, Vice President of Sales for Sonoma, Napa and Humboldt Counties. “In today’s marketplace, we felt it more important than ever to push the team further to develop and hone their skills. We live in such a large, diverse community that associates need to be prepared for any situation. The Fair Housing Challenge provided learning situations, context and tools the associates can use in their work and everyday life.”

Congratulations are in order for the following:

From Humboldt County, Josh Cook and Carra Young.

From Marin County, Jaime Dillon, Kimberly Hering, Ruth Linn, Holly Schaefer, Spiro Stratigos, Steve Ussery and Brian Witchel.

From Napa County, Gianna Giovannoni, James Hall, Jonna Beck Lewis, Amber Payne, Chris Wunderlich and Terry Wunderlich.

From Sonoma County, Emily Albert, Vladimir Algin, Denise Chapartéguy. Stephanie Gibbs, Rob Jones, Ian Kalember, David Kerr, Julie Kitchens, Lisa Larson, Sandra Otter, Sandie Schach, Sarah Seitchik, Betsy Serafini and Heidi Would.

The principle of fair housing is not only state and national law, but a fundamental human concept and entitlement for all people, recognizing the contributions and richness tendered by a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds, colors, ethnicities or religious traditions.

For more information about the Fair Housing Act, contact any Corcoran Global Living office.

About Corcoran Global Living

Founded on the principle of putting people first, Corcoran Global Living, an affiliate of The Corcoran Group, serves the California and Nevada markets with 46 strategically located offices in Northern California, Southern California and Reno/Lake Tahoe. Corcoran Global Living is well positioned to provide exceptional service to its very loyal customer base, with more than 1,700 dedicated, professional agents and gross annual sales of over $6.4 billion. With a forward-thinking leadership team and deep roots in real estate and notable private investment backing, Corcoran Global Living is poised for exponential growth into additional metro areas in the states where they operate. From luxury homes and income properties to vacation getaways and first-time homes, Corcoran Global Living has the experience, insight and expertise to achieve and surpass clients’ highest expectations. For more information, visit