NY State, NYSAR to Hold Fair Housing Conference on April 25

NY State, NYSAR to Hold Fair Housing Conference on April 25

ALBANY—In honor of Fair Housing Month, the New York State Division of Human Rights will be hosting a free day-long conference, “Fair Housing Protects, Knowledge Empowers: Increasing Equity through Policy, Practice and Education” on Tuesday, April 25 at the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater at the Empire State Plaza, 222 Madison Ave. in Albany.

NYSAR will assist DHR in providing continuing education credit for one of the conference panels, “Increasing Equity Through Education: Fair Housing for Real Estate Professionals.”

At the hour-long session, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., the panel will feature speakers Caroline Downey, Esq., General Counsel, New York State Division of Human Rights; Dorothy Botsoe, Instructor, Owner-Broker of Dorothy Jensen Realty, Inc., and Weichert, Realtors Signature Properties of White Plains and Mount Kisco respectively, and Sally Santangelo, Executive Director, CNY Fair Housing.

Botsoe is a former president of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors

The panel is expected to discuss:

• Up-to-date information on the overview of HRL Housing Provisions, Jurisdiction and Protected Classes.

• Recent amendments to the HRL impacting Housing Providers and Real Estate Professionals.

• The history and legacy of segregation; lack of access to amenities and resources based on the protected class, unequal treatment in housing.

• Federal, State and Local Fair Housing laws.

• Current fair housing complaint and testing trends.

• Fair Housing issues in the current real estate market.

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