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Fundamentals of Fair Housing - Virtual

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

St. Louis Association of Realtors

12777 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141-6210

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

SLAA's Event Cancellation Policy
  1. Deadline to register for events is 10 days prior, unless otherwise noted.  After the deadline date, refunds are not available for any event.
  2. Cancellations must be received by the deadline date, otherwise payment will be expected.
  3. No-shows the day of the seminar will be expected to pay the total fee. 
  4. Due to event expenses, no-shows to “FREE” seminars will be charged a $25.00 administrative fee. 
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, December 12, please check your spam/trash folder. If you cannot locate it, please call 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.