OR 3.0 hours Fair Housing for the Real Estate Industry Course Syllabus
3.0 Elective Hours
Sec. 804 (c) of the Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to create and distribute advertising, notices, and statements concerning financing, renting and selling housing that discriminate based on color, familial status, handicap, national origin, race, religion, or sex. This applies to all written or oral notices or statements by a person engaged in the sale or rental of a dwelling.
The use of words, phrases, photographs, illustrations, symbols or forms which convey that dwellings are or are not available to a group of persons because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin is prohibited. Selecting media options or locations for advertising the sale or rental of dwellings which deny segments of the housing market information is prohibited. Refusing to publish advertising for the sale or rental of dwellings and requiring different charges because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin is a violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Because advertising plays a major role in the financing, selling, and renting of housing, the Fair Housing Act includes laws that prohibit discriminatory advertising. This course lists advertising laws under the Fair Housing Act and summarizes HUD's advertising guidelines. Upon completion of this course, the real estate professional will be able to develop real estate advertising that complies with the Fair Housing Act.