Fair Housing

Real Estate Continuing Education Course

Course Description

This fair housing course focuses on discrimination in the new millennium. Topics include a review of discriminatory trends, federal and state fair housing laws, mortgage lending, diversity, testing and working with public attitudes. "If we are going to grow, we have to learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable." -- Zeke Morris, Chair, National Association of REALTORS® Fair Housing Act Anniversary Working Group This course will take you on a journey to help understand the foundation of fair housing laws and to provide information to help avoid violation of the laws by reviewing questions and concerns licensees and their customers might have.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII of the 1968 Act, and Fair Housing Amendments
  • Define the protection that these acts give and to whom
  • List the exemptions to the Civil Rights Act of 1968
  • Discuss the differences between state and federal law with regard to Fair Housing
  • Recognize the terms that may, in the context of an advertisement, be considered in violation of federal, state, or local laws
  • Discuss the positive and negative aspects of sub-prime lending
  • Recognize the signs of predatory lending
  • Identify discriminatory acts
  • Summarize how to avoid acting in a discriminating manner

The course contains numerous multiple choice exams, interactive exercises, and is completed with a multiple choice final exam.

Approved States: CO