Virginia Continuing Education Course: Breaking Barriers: Fair Housing (Elective Only)

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Virginia CE:Breaking Barriers: Fair Housing (Elective Only)

Breaking Barriers: Fair Housing (Elective Only)

3.0 Total hours
3.0 Elective hours
0.0 Mandatory hours
This course does not meet the VA mandatory fair housing requirement.

Fair housing law presents an ever changing landscape as new forms of discrimination reach legislative awareness. Licensees have a responsibility to stay informed to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local fair housing laws. 

On the heels of the 50-year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, we review the evolution of fair housing law and look at new and proposed fair housing protections.  

Course Highlights

  • Up-to-the-minute case studies in fair housing violations
  • An analysis of the benefits of fair housing compliance
  • A review of regulatory changes relating to fair housing
  • A primer on how to ensure fair housing compliance in advertising
  • How sexual orientation and criminal record screening apply to fair housing
  • Two proposed additions to the list of seven federally protected classes
  • A deep look at the protected class most often named in fair housing complaints: disability, including how service animals, emotional support animals, hoarding, drug addiction, obesity, smoking, and alcoholism relate
  • Videos commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act 
  • A glimpse into the future of fair housing law