State Rep. Kristian Grant (D-Grand Rapids) speaks on the House floor in favor of House Bill 4717 on Sept. 27, 2023.

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 30, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law House Bill 4717 yesterday. The new law requires real estate licensees and property association managers to complete no less than one hour of fair housing instruction as part of their continuing education requirements. In response to the bill’s signing into law, sponsor state Rep. Kristian Grant (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement:

“The Fair Housing Act was a landmark piece of legislation. It was a direct response to the widespread discrimination that people can face when searching for housing. This bill builds on the impact of FHA by ensuring that realtors use fair housing law to advocate for their clients. Access to safe, stable and healthy housing is important for families and communities to thrive and lead fulfilling lives. This bill is a testament of our commitment to economic opportunity and the pursuit of happiness for all Michiganders. I’m so glad to see it signed into law.”