This course covers broad issues on fair housing laws. Specifically, the student will learn: what fair housing laws exist, what classes of individuals are protected under these laws, how discrimination is defined in real estate, how can one avoid discriminating practices, and what the consequences are for non-compliance with fair housing laws.
This course addresses the following topics:
• Introduction to Fair Housing
• Additional Legal Protections to Prevent Discrimination
• Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws
• Avoiding Discriminatory Practices
• Real World Practice─Case Studies
- Course Delivery Online Interactive
- Credit Hours 3 hours
- Credit Type Fair Housing
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Maximum students 1000
Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:
• Explain the purpose of the federal Fair Housing Laws and be able to identify the protected classes covered by the Fair Housing Act.
• Name the seven activities considered illegal because of the Fair Housing Laws.
• Identify the five exemptions from the federal Fair Housing Laws for property owners.
• Recognize discrimination in real estate practice.
• Identify acts considered discriminatory under the Fair Housing Act of 1968 as amended in 1972 and 1988.
• Recognize the purpose of the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and know the classes it protects.
• Describe the purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
• Outline how the ADA affects real estate practice.
• Describe how fair housing complaints are handled.
• List the penalties for non-compliance with Fair Housing Laws.
• Sketch various ways a broker might incorporate business practices designed to prevent discriminatory practices.
• Explain the purpose of the HUD/NAR Partnership and why it is important.
• State the basic principle that should guide licensees in following HUD’s Advertising Guidelines.
• Identify acceptable and unacceptable words and phrases for use in advertisements.
• Describe how to apply the practices that help a licensee show that he or she does not discriminate.