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2021 Fair Housing Month Education Classes

NYSAR is offering special Fair Housing themed Education classes during the month of April. These classes during Fair Housing Month are FREE to NYSAR members. Each course is approved for elective CE credit and will be held via Zoom. Classes are limited to just 500 people, so sign up today! To register for these or any other Education class, please click here.

Program: Stigmatized Properties – Best Practices
Presenter: Roseann Farrow
Date/Time: April 15, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Zoom
Hours:   1
CE: 1-hour elective CE credit
Description: In real estate, a stigmatized property is a property that buyers or tenants may shun for reasons that are unrelated to its physical condition or features.  Reasons may include but are not limited to death of an occupant, homicide, suicide, crimes of passion, paranormal activities, and/or the belief that the house is or was occupied by a notorious killer, drug dealer or ghosts.  Sometimes the stigma even extends to the neighborhood itself.  Overall, it’s the non-physical attribute of a property that causes some people to feel emotionally or psychologically unsettled. This one-hour program will help licensees to better understand how NYS disclosure laws apply to this area and best practices to employ when dealing with sellers, landlords, buyers, and tenants.

Program: Fair Housing: Long Island Divided
Presenter: Bill Dedman
Date/Time: April 19, 2021 2:00pm-3:15pm
Location: Zoom
Hours:   1
Type: 1-hour elective CE credit
Description:  This program will cover Fair Housing laws, along with how agents knowingly or unknowingly violated these laws. Best practices and solutions will also be discussed to help agents understand the importance of equal treatment in housing opportunities for consumers. Presented by Pulitzer Prize winner and No. 1 bestselling author Bill Dedman who was a lead reporter on Newsday’s three-year investigation Long Island Divided.

Program: Understanding Assistance Animals
Presenter: Katheryn DeClerck
Date/Time: April 22, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Zoom
Hours:   1
CE: 1-hour elective CE credit
Description:  What is the difference between service animals, assistance animals, emotional support animals and therapy dogs? There are laws protecting people with disabilities when it comes to housing. There are laws for service animals in public places. It is important to understand the laws as it pertains to this protected class so you can help the consumer, educate landlords and sellers, and protect yourself against violating fair housing laws.

Program: “Fair Housing:  What You Don’t Know Could Put You in Jeopardy!”
Presenter: Randy Templeman
Date/Time: April 27, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Zoom
Hours:   1
CE: 1-hour elective CE credit or 1-hour Fair Housing CE credit
Description: Laws have been enacted to protect people from discrimination in their pursuit of housing.  Subsequent legislation has broadened coverage, expanded protected classes, strengthened enforcement, stiffened penalties, and added remedies.  This course utilizes an interactive, team-based question and answer game show format to educate licensees on fair housing laws, regulations, and ethical obligations.
It covers what is prohibited, who is protected, enforcement provisions and potential penalties for noncompliance.

Program: High context and Low Context Cultures
Presenter: Linda Lugo
Date/Time: April 29, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Zoom
Hours:   1
Type: 1-hour elective CE credit
Description: Culture refers to a traditional common body of behavior and the values shared or recognized by a majority of a given population. These behaviors and values characterize and distinguish people from one group from those of another. It is helpful to recognize aspects of culture that may influence our thinking as real estate agents.

Program: : Implicit Bias: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing
Presenter: Perception Institute
Date/Time: May 3, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Zoom
Hours:   3
Type: 3-hours elective CE credit
Description: The Perception Institute’s foundational mind science workshops focus on increasing comfort level with navigating identity differences, explaining the science of identity, and engaging the use of interactive exercises to build new muscles of equitable behavior. Perception builds upon existing programs on bias to offer a more complete and context-specific understanding of how we interact when confronting difference.