On 5 December 1996, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development signed a new Equitable Partnership Agreement. “Brokers have led the housing sector in promoting fair housing. We are proud to enter into this historic partnership with HUD,” said Russell K. Booth, President nar. The NAR Board of Directors approved the agreement on November 18 at the Realtor Congress in San Francisco. The Fair Housing Partnership creates a model of discussion, planning and action at the national level that can be replicated at the community level. The agreement focuses on developing collaborative strategies and measurable measures to address identified equitable housing issues. .