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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Free Training on Fair Housing Offered in Loudoun November 19, 2019

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Loudoun County will sponsor a Fair Housing training Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., at the Elections and Voter Registration Office, 750 Miller Drive, SE, Suite C, in Leesburg. 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 session, hosted by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services and Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®, 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 Fair Housing training is free and open to the general public; however, space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, complete the online form at loudoun.gov/fairhousingtraining. The registration deadline is November 15, 2019.

For more information about the training, e-mail Community Development Specialist Sahar Behboudifar or call 703-771-5590.

Anyone who requires an accommodation for any type of disability or who needs language assistance in order to participate in this training may call 703-771-5590. Three day’s advance notice is requested.

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