4.0 hours The Law of the Land - Fair Housing – Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus:

4.0 Elective Hours

Throughout history we have seen the struggle of Americans to accept those different from ourselves, be it color, religion, culture, or opinions; and, while it's almost impossible to regulate responsibility, we continue to try. We started by enacting federal laws through Congress. The first was The Civil Rights Act of 1866, followed by many others which we shall discuss during this course.

It was not until 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated that Congress passed a bill through both houses and President Johnson signed the Equal Rights bill. This bill included Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act which made it illegal to discriminate in housing based on race, color, religion or national origin.

The Federal Fair Housing Act is the primary legislative act that has had the greatest impact on housing and discrimination. As of today, the Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on "race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status in the sale or lease of residential property." These groups are called protected classes.

Upon completion of this course, the real estate professional will have a complete understanding of fair housing laws as well as the evolution of human rights.

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