Breakfast With Benefits - What You Need to Know About Fair Housing Laws

Friday November 09, 2018
9:00 am - 10:30 am
HGAR White Plains

Artwork by Catherine Faranda



Attend this Fair Housing Workshop to get a better understanding of current fair housing laws and the ethical obligations of REALTORS®.

Discrimination in the sale or rental of residential property based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial and marital status, or disability is prohibited by one or more provisions of federal and state law. In addition, Westchester County, New York City and other jurisdictions have local fair housing laws to supplement the federal and state laws.

This session will review key federal, state, city and county Fair Housing Laws that you need to be aware of.

Real estate licensees are subject to these laws. REALTOR members of the Board of REALTORS, are also subject to the additional standard of total non-discrimination that is a part of the REALTOR Code of Ethics, Article 10. Violation of the Code leads to disciplinary action against the REALTOR in addition to the penalties under applicable laws.

Our Featured Speaker Marlene Zarfes, Deputy Director of Westchester Residential Opportunities will discuss questions she receives from the Real Estate Community regularly regarding  people with disabilities and will include in her discussion:

  • Emotional support animals and assistance animals
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Reasonable modifications
  • Access top Home funds
  • Vouchers – HOPWA, ISS, and paying with disability benefits such as SSI and SSDI








Marlene Zarfes, Deputy Executive Director,
Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.

This Event is Sponsored by the HGAR Fair Housing and Cultural Diversity Committee.


Friday Nov 09, 2018

9:00 am - 10:30 am


HGAR White Plains

One Maple Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605