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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Free Training on Fair Housing Offered in Loudoun February 1, 2018

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Loudoun County will sponsor a Fair Housing Training on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road N.W. in Leesburg.

The training session, hosted by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services’ Division of Housing and Community Development, will be conducted by a Fair Housing Training Specialist from the Virginia Fair Housing Office. The session meets the requirements for real estate continuing education and fair housing certification. 

 Topics to be covered include:

  • History of the Virginia Fair Housing Law
  • Exemptions in the Virginia Fair Housing Law
  • Restrictive Covenants and Retaliation
  • Explanations of Protected Classes
  • Fair Housing for Persons with Disabilities
  • Group Homes
  • Accessibility (Construction) under Fair Housing
  • Unlawful Discriminatory Housing Practices
  • Updates on Fair Housing

Virginia's Fair Housing Law makes it illegal to discriminate in residential housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderly age, family status and disability.

The training may be of particular interest to developers, builders, real estate agents, leasing agents, landlords, mortgage companies, homeowners associations, housing providers, nonprofit organizations and government employees. 

The Fair Housing training is free and open to the general public but registration is required. For more information and to register for the training, send an email or call Community Development Specialist Christine Hillock at 703-771-5718 by January 29, 2018. 

Anyone who requires an accommodation for any type of disability or needs language assistance in order to participate in this training may call 703-777-0353/TTY-711. Advance notice is requested. 

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