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Fair Housing Essentials (Virtual)

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

Presented by-
Ronnette Smith, Trainer, Zeffert & Associates

Learning objectives for this seminar include -


Civil Rights Act – 1866

• 13th Amendment
• 14th Amendment

Civil Rights Act of 1964

• Title VI - prohibits discrimination in housing with federally funded programs

Civil Rights Act of 1968 Title VIII – Fair Housing Act

• Established protected classes: Race, Color, Religion, National Origin
• 1974 – Added Sex
• 1988 – Handicap and Familial Status
New construction requirements in design standards
Expanded HUD’s Role

What is discrimination

• Review of the seven Federal Protected classes
• Additional Protected Classes: State, City, Local

What is Sexual Harassment
• DOJ 2017 Initiative

Prohibited Actions Defined

• Blockbusting, Steering, Redlining, Refusing to rent, Discriminatory conditions 
• Retaliation

Advertising Do’s and Don’t’s

Disparate Impact Defined

Crime Free and Nuisance Ordinances

Disability Civil Rights Laws

Section 504; FHAA (Fair Housing Amendments Act); ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)


Affirmative Requirements
• Reasonable Accommodation and Reasonable Modification


Importance of Clear and Written Policies

Thank you for registering for our upcoming Fair Housing Seminar, scheduled for May 18th. 

Seminar Reminders: 

  • An email address for each attendee must be provided during registration.
  • If you have more than 10 attendee, you may email the list to Be sure each name has their email address noted.
  • A link will be provided by Zeffert, typically one day prior to the virtual live class. If you don't receive the link by Monday, May 17, please check your spam/trash folder. If you cannot locate it, please call Karen at the SLAA office at 314-205-8844.
  • A course manual will be provided as a PDF one day prior to the virtual live class. Again, if you don't receive the manual, please check your spam/trash folder for the manual provided by Zeffert.

For More Information:

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Saint Louis, MO 63141