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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 JoAnn Cox, the Metrolist Coordinator in the Office of Fair Housing and Equity at the City of Boston, back as our instructor for this years program. In this role, Ms. Cox supervises the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program and the Metrolist Opportunity Program; both programs expand choice in housing.  Ms. Cox works with other City and State agencies, as well as developers and agents, in order to monitor the marketing and selection of affordable units in the City of Boston.  Ms. Cox also has delivered a number of Fair Housing and related presentations to City of Boston employees, real estate agents, community organizations and constituents. 

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:  Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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 - $15.00

REALTOR®/GBREB Member - $25.00

Non-Member - $35.00

All Day Cost

Member All Day - $25.00

REALTOR®/GBREB Member All Day - $45.00

Non-Member All Day - $65.00

 Registration Flyer  | Register Online 

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