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Fair Housing 2013

Each year in April, REALTORS® recognize the anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap, and reconfirms our commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as our commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.

We are pleased to welcome Ann Seligsohn, Education, Outreach and Disability Specialist from The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston and JoAnn Cox, Affirmative Marketing Specialist for the City of Boston Fair Housing Commission to our offices.  As REALTORS® we are committed to uphold fair housing law and to offer equal professional service to all in their search for real property. Ann will provide you with the information that you need in order to comply with the rules and regulations surrounding Fair Housing.

At our two-course program you will earn four continuing education credits, but more importantly you’ll learn how to reduce your risk to legal liability and minimize the chances of having a complaint filed against you for discrimination and/or ethics violations. Specifically, you will receive instruction:

  • Discriminatory words and terms to avoid in property ads and marketing materials;
  • Actions that constitute steering, redlining and blockbusting, and similar behavior that can be misinterpreted by home buyers as discriminatory acts;
  • How to properly advise landlords on the rental of property with lead paint to avoid a violation of fair housing law against families with children;
  • Readily achievable modifications to housing units and commercial buildings that comply with the public accommodations provisions of the ADA.

When:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Where: Greater Boston Real Estate Board, One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite, Boston, MA 02108

Program Schedule:

9:45 am -10:00 am – Registration
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Fair Housing (RE19RC12)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (RE21RC01)

Individual Course Cost

Member - $25.00

REALTOR®/GBREB Member - $35.00

Non-Member - $50.00

All Day Cost

Member All Day - $40.00

REALTOR®/GBREB Member All Day - $60.00

Non-Member All Day - $90.00

Members Register Online |   Registration Flyer  

Questions? Contact Sandy at scravines@gbreb.com or 617-399-7853

 

 

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