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Fair Housing Training

Prince William County Human Rights Commission Fair Housing Training 2016-2017

Fair housing law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings (and in other housing-related transactions) based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability.  "Fair housing testing" refers to the use of individuals who, without actual intent to rent or purchase a home, apartment or other dwelling, pose as prospective buyers or renters of real estate for the purpose of gathering information. As a part of Prince William County FFY2016-2020 Fair Housing Plan, which was based on the 2014 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) agreed to conduct fair housing testing.  The Prince William County Human Rights Commission was engaged to conduct the testing during fiscal year 2016.

During the fiscal year of 2016, A total of 60 tests were conducted including 40 tests for discrimination based on race (Black or African American) and 20 tests for discrimination based on national origin (Hispanic).  Tests were conducted in randomly selected apartment complexes throughout the County over a five-month period between February and June 2016. The results clearly indicate that fair housing training is needed in the Prince William community.

If you are a Real Estate Agent or Leasing Agent and your interested in Fair Housing Training to be conducted by the Prince William County Human Rights Commission, feel free to contact the office at 703.792.4680. Two-hour training classes will be offered from November 2016 through June 2017 (click here for schedule) at the Prince William Association of Realtors training facility located at 4545 Daisy Reid Ave #150, Woodbridge, VA 22192. The Human Rights office is a Fair Housing School and completion of the training can be counted towards continuing education credits.

If you have any questions or want to sign up for the training, please contact either Andrea Hunter-Bradley or Lawrence Dulin at 703-792-4680.

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