The Vision of Fair Housing Act for the Real Estate Industry
Race, religion, or disability should never be the basis for providing equal opportunity for housing for every American citizen.
This is the principle which founded The Fair Housing Act (FHA). It has changed the lives of many US residents, most especially for those with disabilities since it was signed into law on April 11, 1968. The act was purposely crafted with the goal to eradicate any form of discrimination against any individual while “renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing.” However, even in its entirety, there are still things that most people do not know about this Act.
As Licensed Real Estate Salespersons and Brokers, it is vital that you understand how The Fair Housing Act controls your actions and sets the limit of what you can and cannot do under your scope of duties. It plays a very crucial role in your practice as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Thus, it cannot be merely disregarded.
At Leap EDU, we aim to equip every professional in the field of real estate with the knowledge on this subject matter so they can interact with people who are unaware of this law appropriately and be firm with protecting their own rights and the rights of every individual from any attempt of its violation.
We are privileged to be partnering with Fanny Montalvo, an Expert Instructor on Fair Housing Act who is not only knowledgeable beyond compare but willingly shares her real-world experience with her students. The series will start on September 18, 2020, and will be offered for Continuing Education Credit approved by the NY State Department of State.
Discrimination remains as a serious issue today among real estate agents and can have very dangerous implications if there is even a slight lack of education and information provided to them on the recent federal and state fair housing guidelines.
Compliance to its applicability and in-depth understanding couldn’t be stressed more by Gov. Andrew Cuomo when he said that “Housing discrimination is completely unacceptable and it’s also against the law. New York State is taking immediate action to help ensure renters and homeowners are protected from any and all discriminatory actions when it comes to safe, accessible housing.” Let us all be aware of the vision the Fair Housing Act imposes on the real estate industry and be responsible to ensure that we have set the highest standard of professionalism in the entire real estate community.