TREC Approved Elective Continuing Education Course
Course Title: Fair Housing
Course Number: 40877
Credit Hours: 3
Course Description: Understand What Is the Federal Fair Housing Act and Whom Does it Protect…
Whether you are buying, selling, or renting property, know that there are laws and ordinances in place to protect you from discrimination.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing providers, lenders, and real estate professionals from discriminating against you based on your race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, familial status, or disability.
DISCRIMINATION TAKES MANY FORMS.
It might not be an offensive comment said to your face. You may not even know it is happening. For example, sellers and landlords cannot set different terms, conditions, or privileges for sales or rentals based on the protected classes. They also cannot impose different sale prices or rental charges. Agents cannot steer you toward or away from a neighborhood based on the protected classes as well.
You can find a list of many more prohibited actions online by searching HUD examples of fair housing discrimination.