Fair Housing Makes U.S. Stronger

April 11, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the federal Fair Housing Act. This is a momentous occasion for the real estate industry. DAAR’s commemoration of the Fair Housing Act highlights how far we’ve come in promoting equal housing opportunity – both as a society and as an association – and, more importantly, how much work still needs to be done.

To learn more, DAAR is offering a two-hour course on Fair Housing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 3:00-5:00pm at DAAR Headquarters.  In this seminar, we will examine the:

  • Practices that are considered appropriate and those that are not, both in our conduct and in our advertising.
  • Rights individuals have who are discriminated against, and the penalties for those who discriminate.
  • Current fair housing cases and administrative decisions under the fair housing laws in the hope that these recent events will help us to better understand how the laws are applied, how consumers are affected and how we may avoid those mistakes and wrongdoings that others have chosen to make.

This course will cover the Federal and State Fair Housing laws with an emphasis on Virginia Fair Housing. For more information, download the fair housing flyer. Register now to attend this important course.

DAAR is also partnering with the Loudoun County Department of Family Services to host an Open House for Landlords and REALTORS® on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 9-10:30am at the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way, NE, Leesburg, VA. The Open House will feature an overview of the Fair Housing Law and County Housing Programs. For more information, download the Open House flyer. Register for this event by emailing housing@loudoun.gov.

DAAR will publish more information about the Fair Housing Act during April. Visit www.dullesarea.com for recent posts.