MO 3.0 hours Fair Housing, Discrimination, and the Market Place - Course Syllabus
3.0 Core Hours
Anyone who has been harmed by a housing action may file a Fair Housing complaint. Fair housing laws also protect anyone who is harmed because they associated with members of a protected class.
Penalties for violations of the Fair Housing Act shall be fined in accordance with the violations committed, the consequences to the damaged party, whether the parties settled the alleged violation themselves or whether there was an investigation. Some of the consequences that a person or firm that was found in violation of the Fair Housing Act might be monitoring for a year from the civil rights agency – which might include providing access to the firm, records, employees etc. Also included might be changes to procedures manuals, with an additional focus on non-harassment or discrimination, training for all employees, and changes to advertising procedures and policies. Civil/monetary damages could be rewarded to the injured party also.
Intention is not an item to be considered in Fair Housing violations. This means that a person can be accused of violations of Fair Housing even though they did not intend to violate the law. This course will aid the real estate professional by providing instruction on the Fair Housing laws to help avoid violations.