GBAR, GBREB & The City of Boston Office of Fair Housing & Equity are pleased to present this Fair Housing CE Webinar. This course offers REALTORS® a general introduction to fair housing law, with a focus on the protected categories, defining different types of housing discrimination, and discussing best practices if you're either experiencing discrimination or want to avoid discriminating in the future. FREE to GBAR Members!
2 CE Credits offered: RE19RC12: Fair Housing
All webinars run 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
GBAR Members: Free | Non-Members: $20.00
Will Onouha, Executive Director, City of Boston Office of Fair Housing & Equity
As Director of the Mayor's Office of Fair Housing & Equity, Onuoha will be responsible for the leadership and management of the office, which includes the Boston Fair Housing Commission and the Boston Human Rights Commission. The Office of Fair Housing & Equity is charged with ensuring fair and equitable access to housing opportunities throughout Boston. Onuoha works to ensure the Office effectively engages and serves residents, especially the most vulnerable, and advocates for fair housing and equity. Through the Office, Onuoha will work to address discrimination and ensure fair access to housing, public services, accommodations, and participation in housing related activities for all people of Boston. Prior to becoming Director for the Mayor's Office of Fair Housing and Equity, Onuoha was the Assistant Commissioner/Director of Housing at Boston’s Inspectional Services Department. As the Assistant Commissioner/Director of Housing, Onuoha oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Housing Division. The Housing Division deals primarily with enforcement of the state sanitary code and habitable living conditions.
Andrew Espinosa, Director of Investigations, Boston Fair Housing Commission
Andrew Espinosa is the Director of Investigations for the Boston Fair Housing Commission ("BFHC"). In this role, he oversees BFHC investigations into housing discrimination in the City of Boston. Andrew advises staff throughout the intake and investigation process, oversees settlement and conciliation efforts, and reviews investigative determinations. He also coordinates with BFHC's sister agencies, such as HUD. Prior to joining FHE, Andrew worked for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination ("MCAD") as an Investigations Supervisor. Andrew received his Juris Doctorate with a concentration in International Law & Human Rights from Northeastern University School of Law in 2016, and received his bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from Tufts University in 2012.