State vs. Federal Fair Housing Laws & Enforcement: What You Need to Know (AHA319B)

  • Product Format
  • Live Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
  • Jo Becker
  • Conference Date
     
  • Add to my calendar Thursday, March 21, 2019
     
  • Aired Time
  • 1:00 pm ET - 12:00 pm CT - 11:00 am MT - 10:00 am PT
  • Length
  • 60 minutes

Protect Your Business Interests by Knowing How the Federal, State & Local Laws Impact You

It goes without saying that you should be familiar with the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). But did you know that your state and local municipalities can adopt their own fair housing laws, such as civil rights in housing? Sometimes, state and local protected classes mirror the federal protected classes, but sometimes they’re quite different. To stay fully compliant, you need to be conversant not only with the FHA, but also with the applicable state and local laws.

Learn how to stay fully compliant and protect your business interests in this webinar by industry expert Jo Becker. Becker will review the 7 federally protected classes, and provide examples of additional protected classes that are sometimes added by state or local jurisdictions. She will share statute of limitations on fair housing complaints; possible damages, and the different processes for lawsuits vs. formal administrative complaints.  

After attending this webinar, you will know how fair housing laws are enforced at each level—ranging from private law suits to formal complaints filed with administrative agencies. You will also know how long a resident or prospect has to file a suit or complaint, and what each process entails.

Session Highlights:

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Review of 7 federally protected classes
  • Examples of additional protected classes sometimes added by state or local jurisdictions
  • The statute of limitations on fair housing complaints
  • The different processes for lawsuits vs. formal, administrative complaints
  • Possible damages

Who Should Attend

  • Leasing managers
  • On-site managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Resident services coordinators (in affordable housing communities)
  • Community concierges (in high-end housing communities)
  • Independent landlords or small operators
  • Homeowners association and community managers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

 

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About the Presenter(s)

Jo Becker Jo Becker is a realtor-turned-fair housing advocate. She was a licensed housing provider for 8 years before working for a statewide fair housing nonprofit for 10 years where she has trained over 10,000 individuals, to consistently rave reviews. Her focus is on training housing providers including property managers, maintenance and service technicians, and private landlords.

Jo has also studied emergency preparedness and disaster response with a focus on animals since 2005. Today her career consists of an unexpected alchemy of public speaking and writing on topics that blend lifelong passions and multiple career experiences. Regardless of topic or audience, Jo's aim is to inform, empower, and inspire with historical and relatable context, understandable concepts, and bottom-line considerations.