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Fair Housing – IDECC MASTER

Fair housing issues could arise in a variety of subtle and obvious ways at some point during your real estate career. Therefore, adhering to, understanding, and recognizing when fair housing practices are being upheld or violated in every interaction that you have with clients and other real estate professionals is important and a good moral professional characteristic. The consequence of being uninformed about fair housing law and unaware of discriminatory forms (blatant and understated) could result in a damaging career mistake.

This course has been created to assist you with maintaining awareness and knowledge of fair housing principles, practices, and laws at the federal level.


Marsennia Wells M.S. Ed., M.A., Instructor, Connect Classroom

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

CE Credit: 3 hours

Written section length: 3 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Course Objectives:

  • Define the origin and history of fair housing
  • List significant historical fair housing laws and acts
  • Identify the real estate services and activities in which the Fair Housing Act forbids discrimination
  • Identify the important fair housing changes that were made as a result of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988
  • Identify demographic characteristics in relation to home ownership
  • Recognize the groups that are protected by federal housing law
  • Identify senior housing’s fair housing exemption
  • Explain the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
  • Understand various examples of what comprises fair housing compliance in the United States
  • Define discriminatory advertising
  • List characteristics of advertising
  • Define nondiscriminatory behaviors and practices
  • List the benefits of embracing and implementing nondiscriminatory practices
  • List declarations that real estate professionals agree to in the NAR Fair Housing Declaration