3.0 hours Fair Housing, Discrimination, and the Market Place Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours.
The federal Fair Housing Act of 1988 and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 constitute the Fair Housing Act. The Act makes fair housing a national policy throughout the U.S. It prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. The law also protects non-disabled persons who associate or live with disabled persons.
HUD has played a lead role in administering the Fair Housing Act since its adoption in 1968. The 1988 amendments, however, have greatly increased the Department's enforcement role. The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.
This course explores the Federal Fair Housings laws such as the 1866 Civil Rights, 1968 and 1988 amendments, and exceptions to and the enforcement of Fair Housing laws. Concrete examples and case studies are used to reinforce the material being studied. Upon course completion, the real estate professional will have a better understanding of Federal Fair Housing laws so they can keep in compliance.