(July 31) LONGMONT – The Longmont Association of Realtors® is deeply disappointed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final rule implementing the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” provisions of the Federal Fair Housing Act. The organization believes the changes threaten to strip away the rule’s original civil rights purpose, mandated in the 1968 law. Furthermore, the organization asserts the changes significantly weaken the federal government’s commitments to the goals of the Fair Housing Act.

“The Longmont Association of Realtors believes a strong, affirmative fair housing rule is vital to advancing our community’s progress toward a thriving and inclusive community,” said Natasha Hubbard, chair of the Longmont Association of Realtors Board of Directors. “The COVID 19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on people of color reminds us of the costs of the failure to address barriers to housing opportunity. We are committed to ensuring no American is unfairly denied this fundamental right,” Hubbard added.

About the Longmont Association of Realtors®
The Longmont Association of Realtors is dedicated to providing services and affiliations to our members necessary to conduct their businesses in an ethical and professional manner. It acts with a united voice for it’s members and the public with regard to protecting and preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own, use and transfer real property. They are dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness and confidence in the organization.

For more information on the Longmont Association of Realtors, visit www.longmontrealtors.com.