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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 disability, 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 have JoAnn Cox presenting this year’s program.  JoAnn held the position of Metrolist Coordinator in the Office of Fair Housing and Equity at the City of Boston.  In that role, she supervised the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program and the Metrolist Opportunity Program; both programs expand choice in housing. In her previous position as Affirmative Marketing Specialist, Ms. Cox worked with other City and State agencies, as well as developers and agents, in order to monitor the marketing and selection of deed-restricted and government-assisted housing in the City of Boston.  Ms. Cox has provided technical assistance and has delivered Fair Housing and related presentations to City of Boston employees, real estate agents, community organizations, and constituents.

As REALTORS® we are committed to uphold fair housing law and to offer equal professional service to all in their search for real property.  JoAnn will provide you with the information that you need in order to comply with the rules and regulations surrounding Fair Housing and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

When:  Thursday, April 21, 2016 
Where: Greater Boston Real Estate Board, 68 Main Street, Reading, MA 

 Program Schedule
  • 9:45 am -10:00 am: Registration 
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Fair Housing (RE19RC12)
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Break 
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (RE21RC01)  

When:  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 
Where: Greater Boston Real Estate Board, One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite , Boston, MA
Program Schedule

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

Members Register Online 
Faxable Registration Form (BOSTON) 

From this course you will learn: 

  • 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.

Individual Course Cost: Member - $25.00 | Non-Member - $35.00

All Day Cost: Member All Day - $40.00 | Non-Member All Day - $50.00

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