Pennsylvania Continuing Education COURSE
CE: Fair Housing in Pennsylvania
The Fair Housing Act was signed into law more than 50 years ago. So we’re good now, right? Nope. Discrimination complaints proliferate and multiple case studies using testers demonstrate that housing discrimination is still very much with us. It’s just become more pernicious. Fair housing discrimination takes many forms, including steering, redlining, and block busting. But sometimes real estate professionals don’t even know they’re being discriminatory. Understanding fair housing law at the federal, state, and local level is a requirement of every real estate professional. But to ensure you’re following not just the letter, but also the spirit of fair housing law, you need a solid understanding of diversity and what may be your own implicit bias. Knowledge is power.
This course meets the requirements for 3.5 hours of fair housing content required of Pennsylvania real estate licensees.
- Implicit bias - what it means and how you know if you have it
- Disparate impact vs. disparate treatment
- Protections for the disabled
- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
- Redlining and steering
- The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
- The future of fair housing
- The Long Island Newsday report and its implications on real estate practice