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Why Is The Fair Housing Course Important?

Hannah Bray
October 16, 2020

When it comes to your future, you need a well-rounded education. Luckily, The Lancaster Institute is here to help you achieve your educational needs. But why do we take some of these courses? For example, what’s the purpose of the fair housing course? Housing experiences should be neutral, right? Well, while it may seem as ‘obvious’ to you, it’s not to some. Additionally, what’s ‘fair’ to you may be different for another person. So what should you expect in this course, and why do we have it?

The Fair Housing Act

Before there were regulations, many people in the industry abused their power to sell houses to those they deemed “right” and turned away those they considered “wrong.” Today, we know that these choices are morally and ethically wrong, and a few decades after agents began needing an actual license, the Fair Housing Act was born. 

Thanks to the Fair Housing Act, it’s illegal to harass people based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. This way, all people have the same opportunities to buy houses as long as they fit the qualifications. It’s our job as real estate agents to uphold the Fair Housing Act to provide the best service available.

What To Expect In The Fair Housing Course?

The fair housing course focuses on the history and importance of the Federal Fair Housing Act and how we apply it in today’s industry. In our course, we discuss how the Department of Housing and Urban Development enforces this act, review discriminatory practices, and how to best handle accommodation requests. Because we take this seriously, it’s important to cover as much as possible to ensure you can provide your clients with the best service possible. Because of this focus, we offer many courses just like this one, each just as good as the last. Discover more about our courses and what we can do for you.

What Else Do We Offer?

The Lancaster Institute offers live, online classes to multiple states in the South. These continuing education programs are all offered through On-Live™, our “virtual classroom” that is live and accessible on any device. Take advantage of courses such as:

  • Real Estate Agent Safety
  • Agent & Agency Disaster Training
  • Real Estate Negotiations
  • And more!

The current states we offer include Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, and Louisiana from our sister school, Bob Brooks School. Choose individual courses or save some money with our 10-hour elective package. Find out more and begin your continuing education right with the professionals at The Lancaster Institute.

Enroll In Your Fair Housing Course Today!

Every continuing education course has a purpose. And that is to ensure your clients have the best housing experience possible. The fair housing course is no different. Enroll in your course today!

Want to know more about the fair housing course or have a question about our course offerings? Contact us online, and one of our staff will be with you shortly. Let us help you begin your continuing education.