Evaluating Current Standards in Fair Housing
Fair and equitable treatment in housing and real estate transactions is a right by law. In this course, we will focus on the mandatory fair housing issues that real estate licensees must understand. The United States Congress and your state legislature have made it clear that ensuring everyone equal access to housing is an important goal for our society. Real estate agents need to know what conduct violates anti-discrimination laws to avoid potential liability. You will learn about the federal anti-discrimination laws, problems that can occur from fair housing violations, and your duties and responsibilities to treat all of your clients fairly and equally under the law. We will also explore the differences in the manner in which hardcopy publishers and on-line publishers are viewed within the parameters of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and the Communications Act of 1996. Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to learn from rulings in actual court cases.