The Fight For Fair Housing

An inside look at the investigation that is shaking up the real estate industry.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION January 19, 2021 | 12PM-1PM


Will you pass the test for illegal steering?

The Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS along with the West Central Association of REALTORS, Montcalm County Association of REALTORS, Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS, Branch County Association of REALTORS, Jackson Area Association of REALTORS, Mason Oceana Manistee Board of REALTORS, and West Michigan Lakeshore Association of REALTORS are bringing in Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Dedman will discuss his work on the Newsday “Testing the Divide” investigation highlighting racial steering in real estate and what REALTOR Associations can do to combat racism in the industry.

  • How were the tests conducted?
  • What were the major findings?
  • What is steering?
  • Can agents talk about schools?
  • How to ensure fair treatment?
  • What training is available?

For more information about the Newsday Long Island Divided investigation please visit their website


Bill Dedman is a Pulitzer and Peabody award-winning investigative reporter, bestselling author, and keynote speaker. Bill received the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for The Color of Money, his report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on racial discrimination by banks and savings and loan associations in middle-income Black neighborhoods. He has spoken to the Federal Reserve, HUD, banking and real estate associations, and many others.

Bill was one of the lead reporters on Newsday’s 2019 undercover investigation, Long Island Divided. Newsday revealed that Long Island’s dominant residential real estate brokerages help reinforce racial segregation through illegal steering of customers. Newsday’s team received several national awards for their work.

Bill also uncovered the case of the reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark in 2010, documenting her life in reports for NBC News. His nonfiction book, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Empty Mansions, tells the true story of Clark and her father, the Gilded Age industrialist who founded Las Vegas. Bill is a frequent speaker for financial-planning groups and charities on the lessons from the Clark family’s failures in estate planning

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