3.0 hours Fair Housing for the Real Estate Industry – Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus:

3.0 Elective Hours

The Fair Housing Act was created to eliminate housing discrimination against certain groups of people known as protected classes. Since its inception in 1968, many developments in the mission to create fairness in housing and real estate have occurred. This course discusses the Act's evolution from 1968 to 2007. It includes information about executive orders, laws, and programs developed to strengthen the Act; key court cases involving the Act; and collaborations between government agencies and organizations to promote fair housing. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers and enforces the Fair Housing Act. The agency was created in 1965 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act. Its guiding principle is: "Fair Housing: It's Not an Option; It's the Law."

Passed in 1968, the Fair Housing Act's roots can be traced to the Civil Rights Act of 1866. After the Civil War, Congress passed a succession of laws designed to implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that banned slavery and eliminate any remnants of this institution. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was one of these laws. It banned discrimination and all citizens were granted the same right to buy, lease, transfer, and use property and real estate.

Upon completion of this course the real estate professional will understand the history of the Fair Housing Act.

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