This Housing Discrimination under the Fair Housing Act online training course explores The Fair Housing Act, which is the federal law that grants fair housing protections and rights to renters and buyers. The Act was originally adopted as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and it was subsequently broadened in 1988 to prohibit discrimination when renting or buying a home, acquiring a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities, regardless of a person’s protected class. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for enforcing the Fair Housing Act.
Course Learning Objectives
By taking this online Fair Housing Act online training course, the user will be able to:
- Know how the Fair Housing Act came to be and how it is enforced
- List the protected classes
- Understand the definition of housing discrimination and disparate impact liability
- Explain the actions that are prohibited under the Act
- Describe how harassment can be a form of housing discrimination
- Know which accommodations and modifications are required for individuals with disabilities
- Understand guidelines for property owners and maintenance staff compliance
- File a complaint with HUD and understand the process of investigation
This online Fair Housing Act course is made up of the following sections:
- Harassment and Discrimination
- Additional Protections For Persons With Disabilities
- Guidelines for Maintenance Staff
- Property Owners Compliance
- Fair Housing Act Enforcement
This Fair Housing Act online training course was designed for employees involved in housing-related activities.
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