Buying a home is important in so many ways. It impacts our quality of life and our sense of safety and security and it creates a foundation of wealth for you and your family. We are committed to fairness and advocacy of home ownership.
The realities of racial discrimination, in all fields of life, should motivate us to speak up and be allies, but those of us in the real estate industry should do our part to eliminate biases that continue to cause inequalities in homeownership.
At the beginning of this year I was mentoring a new Real Estate Agent, a young African American man. We had arranged to meet at a clients house in an upscale neighborhood of San Diego. When he realized he was at the wrong house he left and met me at the right location. He jokingly said, “Good thing there wasn’t a cop around, I might have been arrested or shot being a black man in this area”
It wasn’t until recently that I realized it wasn’t a joke. This is his reality every day. Being mistaken for someone up to no good just because of his color.
If you have experienced discrimination in renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities The Fair Housing Act (race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability) is the law that protects you. The FHEO will investigate any complaints. This link connects to the form for filing your complaint and here is the booklet for the Fair Housing Act and your Rights
DuPre Real Estate is committed to fairness and advocacy for everyone to receive the same resources, treatment, respect and access to home ownership.
We also want to provide information and support whether you are a client or not, so if you have a real estate related question please get in touch.