Real estate professionals have a responsibility to know and understand the applicable fair housing and civil rights laws governing their workplace as well as their personal conduct. The public expects and deserves competent actions based upon thorough knowledge. However, federal definitions of “protected classes” expand and change. As licensees learn about and review protected classes and fair housing laws throughout this course, they will become better equipped to act with honesty, competence, and intelligence in serving their clients and customers.
In Breaking Barriers in Fair Housing, we discuss the protections provided by the Fair Housing Act, and how licensees can best protect clients and their firms from discrimination.
- Video enactments depicting actual fair housing cases, submitted by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission.
- Up-to-the-minute actual case studies in fair housing violations
- An analysis of the benefits of fair housing principles in real estate.
- A discussion of how attitudes and laws have changed to support a fair housing mindset
- A description of regulatory changes relating to fair housing
- A primer on how to write nondiscriminatory advertising
- Red flags of discrimination for listing agents, selling agents and brokers
- A Public Service Announcement video on fair housing from the Department of Housing and Urban Development