The Law of the Land - Fair Housing


Although the federal Fair Housing Act was enacted over 50 years ago, housing discrimination continues to be a problem in the country. Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) investigates thousands of housing discrimination complaints based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.

This course will review the history of fair housing legislation and examine current regulations set forth by the government to ensure equal rights in housing for all. Case Law will be examined as examples of how the law relates to reality.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • recognize and list protected classes of the Federal Fair Housing Act
  • understand housing accessibility requirements for both private and Federally assisted housing
  • describe prohibited acts under the Federal Fair Housing Act
  • explain why the duty to disclose fair housing laws to their client is an important responsibility to all of real estate practitioners
  • describe the Fair Housing enforcement process

Designed For

Real estate professionals at any level in their career
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