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How are Fair Housing Laws Enforced? Important Details You Need to Know about State & Federal Laws

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  • 60 minutes

There are a lot of rules, regulations, and legislation that impacts the housing industry. When it comes to fair housing laws specifically – that is, civil rights in housing – you must be familiar with not only the federal Fair Housing Act, but applicable state and local laws as well.

Arm yourself with information and bone up on the enforcement process in order to protect your business interests. Alearn how long a resident or prospect has to file a suit or complaint and what each process entails.

Join this session by expert speaker Jo Becker, where she will explain how fair housing laws are enforced at each level, ranging from private lawsuits to formal complaints filed with administrative agencies.

Session Highlights:

  • Review of the Fair Housing Act’s 7 protected classes

  • Examples of additional protected classes sometimes added by state or local jurisdictions

  • The statute of limitations on fair housing complaints

  • The different processes for lawsuits vs. formal, administrative complaints

  • Possible damages

Why You Should Attend:

You should be familiar with the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), but did you know that your state and local municipalities can adopt fair housing laws as well? Sometimes state and local protected classes mirror the federal protected classes. Sometimes they’re quite different.You’re liable for knowing and following all applicable fair housing laws – federal, state, and local!.

Who Should Attend:

  • Leasing and on-site managers

  • Portfolio managers

  • Compliance officers

  • Resident services coordinators (in affordable housing communities)

  • Maintenance and service technicians

  • Community concierges (in high-end housing communities)

  • Independent landlords or small operators, “Mom and Pop” operators


*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Jo Becker

Jo Becker

A Realtor®-turned-fair housing advocate, Jo Becker was a licensed housing provider for 8 years before working for a statewide fair housing nonprofit for 10 years. There she trained over 10,000 individuals to consistently rave reviews.

Jo’s focuses on training housing providers including property managers, maintenance and service technicians, and private landlords. She has also studied emergency preparedness and disaster response with a focus on animals since 2005. She often combines the two bringing urgent, timely information about animals-in-housing to the housing industry.

Today Jo’s career consists of an unexpected alchemy of public speaking and writing on topics that blend lifelong passions and multiple career experiences. Regardless of topic or audience, Jo’s aim is to inform, empower, and inspire with historical and relatable context, understandable concepts, and bottom line considerations.

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