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Mar 14

‘Fair Housing for People with Disabilities’ Training Offered April 11 in Loudoun

Posted on March 14, 2023 at 10:10 AM by Nancy McCormick

In recognition of April as Fair Housing Month, the Loudoun County Disability Services Board will sponsor a virtual training, “Fair Housing for People with Disabilities,” Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 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 training 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:

  • Accessibility in Construction.
  • Exemptions in the Virginia Fair Housing Law.
  • Group Homes.
  • History of the Virginia Fair Housing Law.
  • Protected Classes.
  • Restrictive Covenants and Retaliation.
  • 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, age, family status or disability.

The Fair Housing training is free and open to the general public; however, advanced registration is required

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability or language assistance in order to participate in this training, email the Office of Public Affairs and Communications or call 703-777-0113. Three days’ notice is requested.

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