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3.0 hours Fair Housing for the Real Estate Industry

Course Syllabus:



3 3.0 Elective Hours

The federal Fair Housing Act was enacted to give all people the opportunity to secure the housing that they need and want. Nearly 50 years later, housing discrimination still plagues people from many walks of life. Real estate professionals who develop business practices that ensure compliance with the Fair Housing Act and address diversity issues will help combat this intractable problem and create stronger, more lucrative businesses. This course provides information about the Fair Housing Act and members of protected classes under the Act. It also describes practices for complying with fair housing laws and strategies for using diversity to grow a real estate business.

Instructor: Susan Davis
Coura Gaye-Sow
Author: Susan Davis, CDEI 30-140OL
Mandatory Seat Timer: Yes
Format: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Required Quiz Grade: 70
Exam Required: No

Content Review:
The Table of Contents page within each course will list the lesson titles and the expected time it should take the student to complete.

Kickout Minutes:
15 minutes. We need to receive a keystroke or mouse click from you every 15 minutes in order for your elapsed time to apply to your total time. If your elapsed time is greater than 15 minutes, then your time will not be counted towards your course time.

Availability of Course:
You will have 180 days to complete the course. The State course expiration date will override the account expiration date assigned at the time of purchase. Any expired, unfinished course will be replaced with a current state approved course, and will be available to you until your account expires. The courses can be accessed from any device connected to the internet at any time.

Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau course approval number: 30-140OL

Course Objective

Understand the history of the Fair Housing Act

Describe federal fair housing laws pertaining to the sale and rental of housing

Describe federal fair housing laws pertaining to brokering, financial, and appraisal services

Recognize the Fair Housing Act's accessibility requirements when designing and constructing certain types of multifamily housing

Develop real estate advertising that complies with the Fair Housing Act

Recognize procedures used to enforce the Fair Housing Act

Recognize the customs and values of diverse groups of people

Recognize key characteristics and important issues concerning members of the protected classes of disability, familial status, and sex

Recognize discriminatory practices in real estate transactions

Apply fair housing compliance strategies to property management practices

Apply fair housing compliance strategies to real estate sales

Demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity and incorporate diversity strategies in business planning